Danny Mills suggests that Tottenham winger Ryan Sessegnon is going to have to wait a significant amount of time before being handed his first start for the club after returning from injury.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Manchester City and England defender says that the 19-year-old could offer manager Mauricio Pochettino an exciting option off the bench but that there are other options which could hinder his first-team progress.

Pochettino confirmed ahead of the clash versus Liverpool that the young wide man was closing in on a return to action, having yet to feature once for the Lilywhites after his move across London from Fulham.

Mills says that with options like Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura also battling it out for a place in the side, Sessegnon is going to have to bide his time and that a starting role is a long way away for now.

Mills told Football Insider: “The bench is relatively strong now, that’s been improved over the transfer window. You might have Lamela on the bench, you might have him on the bench.

“I don’t see Sessegnon starting any games particularly soon, I think he’ll be used as an impact sub and no more than that.” 

Sessegnon joined Spurs after playing 120 times for Fulham’s senior side, emerging as one of the brightest young talents in England.

He has been ruled out of action for the opening months of the season with a hamstring injury picked up while on international duty with England’s under-21s over the summer.

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