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Lankshear named Premier League 2 Player of the Season

Wed 22 May 2024, 20:15|Tottenham Hotspur

Will Lankshear has this evening (Wednesday 22 May) been named Premier League 2 Player of the Season.

The 19-year-old centre-forward has enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal, netting 30 times in all competitions for our Under-21s, with the league play-off final against Sunderland still to come on Sunday.

Among his haul has been two hat-tricks, one against Aston Villa in the league in January and an 11-minute treble against Fleetwood Town – the fastest ever hat-trick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – in the Premier League Cup the following month.

Will also earned his first international opportunities this season, being called up by England Under-19s for the first time in November and scoring in each of his first three games.

Already the Premier League 2 top scorer, Will has now been chosen as the overall Player of the Season at this level, as announced at the Premier League’s Youth Conference in Leicester tonight.

I’ve loved playing with my team-mates and loved playing under the staff – it’s really been a positive year for me and the team.

Will Lankshear

Shortlisted for Premier League 2 Player of the Month in November, January and April, winning the award in January, Will saw off competition from Club team-mates Jamie Donley and Jude Soonsup-Bell, plus Leo Castledine of Chelsea, Zach Abbott of Nottingham Forest, Michael Stickland of Reading and George Earthy and Callum Marshall from West Ham United to claim the award.

“I’m absolutely delighted to win Player of the Season!” smiled Will. “It’s been a really good season and I’ve loved playing with my team-mates and loved playing under the staff – it’s really been a positive year for me and the team.

“At the start of the season, coming back from an injury I had from the previous campaign, I just wanted to have a full season and I didn’t quite expect all of this would be happening, but I’ve worked really hard, listened to what the coaches have told me and tried to do what they said and obviously it’s worked! I’m really proud of the goals that I’ve scored but it’s all come from the team really – they’ve been amazing and I’m just doing my job, which is to put the ball in the back of the net.”

Many congratulations, Will!

A reminder that our Under-21s will be taking on Sunderland in the Premier League 2 play-off final at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday – secure your tickets now and come and support Will and the lads as they look to round off a terrific season with some silverware.