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22nd Feb, 2017 | 6:23am

Scott Parker delivers high praise of rising Tottenham star

By Amir Mir

Scott Parker has delivered high praise of Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks by backing the youngster to go all the way to the top.

Academy product Winks came up against Parker during Spurs’ 3-0 win against Fulham in the FA Cup at the weekend.

The 21-year-old produced a standout performance as his teammate and fellow academy graduate Harry Kane hit a stunning hat-trick.

This season has been a memorable campaign for Winks as he has found himself playing regular first team football under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

His performances on the pitch have drawn high praise from supporters and pundits alike as the youngster continues to shine on the big stage.

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Former Spurs man Parker is one of Winks’ admirers as the current Championship player explained what he likes about his midfield counterpart.

“I always knew he had good quality and he played very well, I said that to him after the game, I thought he was fantastic,” Parker told the club’s official website.

“Technically he’s very good and he has a bit of drive about him, he can get away from opponents. He’s got that little shimmy and that can give him a yard of space. At this level, that’s what you need because the game happens so quickly.

“He certainly looks the part. He’s obviously in a very good team with an unbelievable manager who will give him an opportunity. He’s got every chance.

“He’s a good lad as well, gets his head down and works. I’ve no doubt he can go to the top.”

Winks has played 27 Premier League, EFL Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League games for his team this season.

During those matches, he has started ten encounters, finding the back of the net on one occasion during the 3-2 home win against West Ham in the PL.

The England under-21 international played 80 minutes as his side were beaten 1-0 at Gent during the first leg of their Europa League tie last Thursday.

Winks will be hoping to start the second leg this Thursday at White Hart Lane as the north London club aim to overturn the one goal deficit.

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