Spurs youngster has a big chance to go further in the game, says Sheringham

Connor Ogilvie

Connor Ogilvie - Credit: Archant

Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham believes Connor Ogilvie has been ‘outstanding’ during his loan spell at the club.

The young defender, who is approaching the last game of his loan spell from Tottenham Hotspur, has made the left-back position his own during 14 appearances.

Sheringham says the club is still working with Spurs about a possible extension of the 19-year-old’s deal, while also praising Ogilvie’s will to win.

“I think he’s been an outstanding player for us,” Sheringham said.

“You never know what you’ll get from young lads but he’s come in and he’s got a very consistent nature which is unusual for young players, [and it] will hold him in good stead for the rest of his career. That’s always very good for a young lad.

“He’s a very good player. [He has an] outstanding physique as such and a will to win and his desire is very good. He’s got a big chance to go further in football.”

Ogilvie played centre-half for some of his time in Spurs’ academy, but Sheringham believes left-back will remain his position.

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Asked if he can see a move inside for the teenager at some point, Sheringham said: “Probably not from my point of view. Left-backs are left-backs the way I see it.

“It takes a very accomplished player, later on your life I would say, to move into left centre-half. You have to know it.

“It might only be 15 yards on a football pitch in a different position but it makes an awful lot of difference what you’re doing on the ball and as a defender.”

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