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Tottenham Hotspur Youngsters Who Deserve More 1st-Team Action

Alana NassiahCorrespondent IMay 27, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur Youngsters Who Deserve More 1st-Team Action

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    Tottenham's Under-21 side had a very successful 2012-13 season, even though it ended with a loss to Manchester United in the Barclays U21 Premier League Final.

    Throughout the season, the young players excelled and showed that Tottenham has some of the best young players in the EPL.

    However, the team will be in danger of losing some of these future stars if they do not start giving them more first-team opportunities. 

    Here are five young Tottenham players who deserve to see the pitch more for the first team next season.

Grant Hall

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    Grant Hall captains the U21s and has been solid in defense for the young side. 

    Hall should get more playing time under Andre Villas-Boas next season. Jan Vertonghen and Michael Dawson both own the central defender spots but should easily step aside in domestic cup matches for a player like Hall.

    After proving his strength and leadership on the field for the U21s, Villas-Boas will surely give him some opportunities on the first team.

Adam Smith

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    Adam Smith is one of the strongest youth players to come out of Tottenham's academy.

    The 22-year-old has spent a lot of time out on loan the past few seasons, but it has paid off. 

    For Millwall, Smith started 26 matches, got a goal and picked up a few assists. 

    Smith plays at right-back and is a worthy backup for Kyle Walker. If he doesn't go back out on loan next season, expect to see him representing Tottenham in a few matches.

    Look for Smith at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel this summer where he will represent England.

Tom Carroll

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    Tom Carroll saw the field many times for Tottenham this season. 

    The English midfielder made 14 appearances for the club in all competitions and will surely learn from his experience. Although Carroll did not score any goals, he picked up a few assists and played well every time he was called on.

    With the midfield suffering from injuries last season, Villas-Boas seemed to have no choice but to give Carroll opportunities. 

    Sending him on loan next season will give Carroll a better chance to grow and eventually become an important member of Spurs.

Cristian Ceballos

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    Cristian Ceballos looks like he may be the next big star for Tottenham. 

    The young Spaniard was signed from the Barcelona youth academy back in 2011 and has impressed so far. 

    Dave Wood of The Daily Mail thinks that Ceballos is the next Gareth Bale because of the similarities between their shots. That's high praise.

    Ceballos can play on either flank and has a real eye for goal. Over the course of the U21 season, the 20-year-old picked up a hat-trick against Southhampton and a double over Liverpool.

    He deserves to get some first-team action, but it is difficult because of stars Bale and Aaron Lennon. A loan next season should be on the table.

    Ceballos has a bright future.

Danny Rose

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    Danny Rose showed how much a player can improve when they are sent on loan. 

    Rose impressed so much at Sunderland that his name has been tossed around in the rumor mill. Liverpool is said to be interested in attaining Rose, according to The Daily Mail

    But Tottenham will surely not let him go easily. 

    If Benoit Assou-Ekotto stays at White Hart Lane next season, Rose will challenge for the starting spot. 

    Rose has shown that he is a capable left-back. Villas-Boas will most likely find use for him next season.

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