The attacking full back transferred to Spurs from Southend in the summer of 1992. The young talent established himself in first team during his first season at the Lane. Unfortunately injury ruled him out of next campaign.
When Austin finally recovered, in 1994, he immediately regained his place in the side, proving an important player in tightening up the defence. Injury again proved too much for Austin as he missed most of the 1996/1997 and 1997/1998, during which Stephen Carr had taken his opportunity meaning Austin left Spurs in 1998 in order to find first team football.