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Full game a boost for Pritch

Posted on 25 August 2015  - 09:35

Alex Pritchard was pleased to come through his first 90 minutes of the season for our Under-21s on Sunday.

Alex Pritchard in action for our Under-21s at Sunderland at the weekendWeaving his way through the midfield

The exciting attacking midfielder, injured on international duty with England at the European Under-21 Championships over the summer, got a full game under his belt for the first time since that setback as he lined up alongside our youngsters in a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League at the weekend.

It came off the back of a 45-minute stint against Everton Under-21s in the same competition earlier this month, with the 22-year-old glad to be building up his match fitness in his bid to make progress on the field this term.

"I got through it, felt fit and it was great to get 90 minutes under my belt," said the former Brentford loanee of Sunday's trip to the north-east.

"I'm looking to kick on now. I’ve completed the full game, got my fitness up some more and hopefully I’ll push on from here."

Lynden Gooch's early strike proved the difference against the Black Cats at the Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground, with ‘Pritch’ left to rue a lack of clear chances after we failed to get back into the contest.

"It was a tough game," reflected Alex, who signed a new four-year contract with the Club last week. "I didn’t think we were at our best in the first half but in the second half we got hold of the ball and pushed it around, but didn’t create enough clear-cut chances."

Below: Alex Pritchard speaks to Spurs TV after signing his new contract...