Report: Spurs promote five youth players into first-team training amidst injury concerns

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Antonio Conte
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Tottenham have reportedly promoted five youth players into first-team training to help deal with the number of injury concerns within the squad, according to Football Insider. 

Antonio Conte is set to be without a handful of players ahead of his side’s final three games of the season, with Matt Doherty, Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga already confirmed as absentees (PremierInjuries).

Meanwhile, Sergio Reguilon has since emerged as another potential concern, with PA Sport journalist Jonathan Veal claiming the Spaniard could be ruled out indefinitely with a groin problem.

And Spurs have been forced to take action, with Football Insider reporting the club has been forced to advance as many as five youth players into the senior set-up. 

The report names Harvey White, Marcel Lavinier, Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Nile John and Matthew Craig as those that have been moved into regular first-team training to boost the numbers. 

The quintet have all featured prominently in Tottenham’s Under-23 side and were spotted in the latest sessions at Hotspur Way ahead of the club’s Premier League clash at Liverpool (Football.London). 

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Even though it is not an ideal situation, it is good that the younger players are getting to experience time with the senior squad to give them better preparation for next season. 

This should only indicate that Spurs are still quite light in terms of squad depth, though, despite the positives that come with incorporating youth players in training. 

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