According to a report from Football.London, George Marsh cannot be used by Jose Mourinho in Tottenham’s final nine games of the season despite being registered in the club’s Premier League squad.

Marsh has enjoyed an excellent season on loan at Leyton Orient, featuring 26 times for the League 2 side (

The 21-year-old had been a key part of Ross Embleton’s senior set-up, being used both at right-back and in central-midfield throughout the season.

Football London have revealed that his versatility could make Marsh a useful player for Jose Mourinho to have right now as he works through match preparation.

The youngster featured in the internal eleven vs eleven game this month, as well as the friendly against Norwich last Friday.

However, it is claimed that the current rules do no permit Mourinho to use Marsh when league action resumes this week.

This is because of an agreement among Premier League clubs that they cannot use their returning loan players until the end of the season, in order to retain the competition’s sporting integrity.

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With teams now allowed to name nine substitutes on the bench and make five changes per game, perhaps Marsh may have been given some minutes for the first-team. However, despite the rules not allowing that, this is still a great opportunity for the youngster to make an impression on Jose Mourinho and the coaching staff.

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