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Caskey hails academy graduates

26 June 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

Ex-Spurs academy product Darren Caskey has saluted our latest crop of youngsters for the way they’ve made an impact at first team level.

The former midfielder, 40, now works as assistant manager at National League side Wrexham, but still keeps a close eye on the exploits of his former clubs.

Having witnessed five of our modern-day academy graduates start for us in the Capital One Cup Final in March and Harry Kane become the first Spurs player to net 30 goals in a season since Gary Lineker in 1991-92, Caskey has held up certain examples from his own breakthrough year to highlight just how impressive our current youngsters have been.

“Back in the early 1990s around the time I was at the club, a lot of the young lads got chances in the first team,” said the former Reading man.

“Some of them made it while some of them faded away, so I’m really pleased for people like Harry Kane because it’s so difficult to come through and make an impact on a regular basis.

“Harry’s had a number of loan spells, but to his credit he’s stuck at it and I think he’s shown a lot of the other young players that if you keep going and you’re good enough, you can do it.”