Alan Hutton has admitted he cannot wait to see more of Tottenham teenager Dane Scarlett in action after his Premier League debut.
The former Spurs and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he has been impressed by the 16-year-old in the short amount of time he has had playing under Jose Mourinho this season.
The promising striker made his first-team debut back in November with an eight-minute cameo against Ludogorets, while his first league appearance came in Sunday’s 2-0 win over West Brom.
A versatile forward who can play through the middle or down either flank, Scarlett has been in red-hot form for the Lilywhites’ under-18s, with 18 goals in 12 appearances, while he has another two strikes in three outings for the under-23s.
Hutton admitted he loved to see youngsters get their opportunity in the first-team and insisted he wanted to see more of the dazzling teenager sooner rather than later.
“It was very late on, wasn’t it? Another one, he came on in a Europa League game, I covered the game when he came on (v Ludogorets) and he looks an exciting talent,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“He’s so young and it’s nice, Tottenham did well and the game was passed so it was a good opportunity to bring him on. I understand getting the young boys in, giving them a go, getting them on the pitch and integrated into the squad.
“It’s brilliant for him and his family so hopefully we can see a little bit more of him in the near future.”
At 16, Scarlett is now Tottenham’s youngest ever Premier League player, with Stephen Carr having held the record since his debut as a 17-year-old back in 1993.
Spurs currently have the likes of Harry Kane, Benfica loanee Carlos Vinicius and Troy Parrott, who is on loan at Millwall, as their senior centre-forward options.