Spurs youngster on Football League Young Player of the Year shortlist

Ben Hoskins

Hey, this is cool.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster, England Under-20 international and generally fun player Alex Pritchard is being recognized for his talents this season. He's on the shortlist for the Football League Young Player of the Year, which is very cool considering the number of quality young players who are playing in the Championship at the moment.

Pritchard has spent this season on loan at our sort of but not official partners Swindon Town, along with Ryan Mason and Grant Hall. Former Spurs Massimo Luongo, Nathan Byrne and Jack Barthram have also joined the club on permanent deals recently. He has eight goals in all competitions this season, but by all accounts, his contributions to Swindon's attack go beyond what you'll find in the box score.

Of course, Pritch isn't going to win the award. Not that I've seen enough of him to know whether or not he's deserving, it's just that he's in competition with Liam Moore, who has been key to Leicester City's push for promotion to the Premier League, and Derby County midfielder Will Hughes, who some people regard as the best player in the Football League, period.

Regardless of the fact that he has a very small chance of actually winning the award, it's very cool that Pritchard has been named a finalist from League One, and I hope we get to see more of him in the future.

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