Jack00: «With Davinson Sanchez being moved on do you think there's a chance we'll revisit the Lloyd Kelly deal in January to add more cover for the backline?»
Alasdair says: «Kelly will certainly be one of the defenders they look at. Postecoglou made it clear when I asked after the window shut that he was short at centre-back now. Kelly's contract situation, with just nine months or so left on his deal, marks him out as a good homegrown option for a mid-season swoop and he fits Postecoglou's system. Tosin Adarabioyo will also be in the same contract situation if nothing new is signed.
»For Tottenham, if Eric Dier does head off in the summer at the end of his contract then the club will look for another centre-back to stock up Postecoglou's options."
Jiffyfive: «With the success of the youth teams so far which players could follow an Ashley Phillips and Alejo Veliz to make the bench for the first team?»
Alasdair says: «Technically both of those were first team summer signings, although they have made appearances for the U21s to bump up their fitness. In terms of academy players I'd love to see Jamie Donley get a spot on the bench, although he's in a position with a lot of first team competition in it right now.
»The way he's developing though, he's becoming more and more of a creator than an out and out striker. Who knows, he might one day be able to fit the dual role Harry Kane used to have or even drop deeper to emulate James Maddison.
«Alfie Dorrington is also pushing his claims to have more first team involvement and if there is a centre-back injury or two then he might just find himself among the first team subs. He's a terrific young defender.»
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