Tottenham player demoted to reserves a day after win against Millwall

By Harry Sykes

Josh Onomah has dropped down to Tottenham’s Under-23s side for their Premier League 2 clash against Reading on Monday night.

Spurs announced on their official Twitter account an hour before kick-off that the team will feature a number of players with first-team experience.

Onomah, 19, fellow attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards, 18, and centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, 19, also feature in the starting line-up of Ugo Ehiogu’s development side.

It is a strong team selected by Ehiogu, although Onomah might regard it as something of a demotion given that he was in the matchday 18 selected by Mauricio Pochettino in Spurs’ 6-0 FA Cup demolition of Millwall on Sunday.

The White Hart Lane academy product was an unused substitute for the all-London tie as a full-strength side put the third-tier outfit to the sword.

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Onomah, who was handed his first-team debut last season, has been a regular member of the senior squad this season and has made 11 appearances in all competitions, just three of which have been starts.

The teenager has made just one previous appearance for the Under-23s this season, a 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield last month.

Tottenham’s senior side will next face Southampton in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday as they look to maintain the pressure on runaway leaders Chelsea.

In other Tottenham news, a forward has signed after Spurs agreed terms on an out-of-window deal.

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