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26th Apr, 2017 | 5:34pm

Tottenham fans urge Pochettino to start 24-year-old v Crystal Palace

By Will Butcher

Tottenham fans have called on Mauricio Pochettino to start left-back Ben Davies against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night at Selhurst Park.

Pochettino left the Wales international on the substitutes’ bench during Saturday evening’s FA Cup semi-final clash against London rivals Chelsea, as they lost 4-2 to Antonio Conte’s side.

The 24-year-old was overlooked for South Korea star Son Heung-Min, despite the former Bayer Leverkusen star being better suited in the final third, instead of left wing-back.

Son struggled in a move defensive role against the Blues, and that has led to calls from Spurs fans to bring Davies back into the starting line-up to face Sam Allardyce’s side.

Former Swansea defender Davies has been given an extended run in Spurs’ side this season, as Danny Rose continues to struggle with an ankle injury.

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Tottenham fans took to Twitter ahead of Wednesday night’s clash in an attempt to persuade Argentinian manager Pochettino to hand Davies a return on the left side of his 3-4-3 system.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Davies has made 28 appearances in all competitions for Spurs this season, scoring once against Aston Villa in the FA Cup as well as keeping 13 clean sheets for the north London giants.

Spurs will be desperate for a repeat of the reverse fixture that saw Pochettino’s side earn a 1-0 win in August against Palace, as they look to reduce the gap between themselves and Chelsea to four points.

In other Tottenham news, this Spurs defender has had his contract terminated by the club.

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