Two Spurs academy teens spotted training with first-team ahead of Palace clash

Both Jamie Donley and Alfie Dorrington were seen training with the Tottenham first team in the most recent training video released by the club.

Spurs have a few long-term absentees at the moment, with Ryan Sessegnon, Manor Solomon and Ivan Perisic not available for selection, while Rodrigo Bentancur is still being eased into training. 

Postecoglou has not been shy of handing opportunities to youngsters, with Alejo Veliz coming on as a substitute on three occasions this season.

LEYLAND, ENGLAND – APRIL 15: Jamie Donley of Tottenham Hotspur smiles as they warm up prior to the Premier League 2 match between Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur at Leyland County Ground on April 15, 2023 in Leyland, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

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Dorrington and Donley might soon be hoping to force themselves into the first-team picture, with both players training with the senior squad.

Donley has been in outstanding form for the Under-21s so far this season, with the versatile attacker having five goals and seven assists in six matches so far (Transfrmarkt).

Dorrington has also been a rock at the back for the Under-21s, with Football Transfers even suggesting last week that Postecoglou is willing to promote the 18-year-old to the first team in case Eric Dier leaves in January.

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Neither Donley nor Dorringham are likely to get a place in the matchday squad anytime soon, with Alejo Veliz and Ashley Phillips being ahead of them in the pecking order respectively. However, it is clear that the two academy teenagers have caught the eye of Postecoglou and his coaching staff.

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