Spurs youngster reacts after making the first-team squad for the first time

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham found themselves in a bit of a crisis in the goalkeeping position after Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow in the defeat at Brighton just before the international break.

The injury to Lloris meant that Spurs went out to re-sign former stopper Michel Vorm who left the club at the end of last season after seeing his contract run out.

As expected, it was Paulo Gazzaniga who started in goal for Spurs against Watford on Saturday but it wasn’t Vorm who was named on the bench as Pochettino chose to go with young Brandon Austin.

It was the first time the 20-year-old had been named as a part of first-team matchday squad in a competitive fixture.

The Spurs academy graduate, who possesses a dual US/English nationality, made 21 appearances for the Development squad through last season and produced some extremely impressive displays (tottenhamhotspur.com).

Austin took to social media after the game to reveal his pride at being named on the bench for the Lilywhites.

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It doesn’t look as if the Spurs coaching staff feel Austin is ready for first team action which is probably why Vorm was brought back in. The Dutchman will probably take the youngster’s place on the bench once he is match fit. So it could be a while yet before we see Austin ever starting for the Spurs first team.

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