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Two more Tottenham players set for Football League loans

Spurs are sending two of their academy stars out to the basement of the Football League on emergency loans.

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Two more Tottenham Hotspur youngsters are set for short term loans at the start of this season as they continue their development by plying their trade in the Football League.

Striker Shaquile Coulthirst is heading for Wigan Athletic on a short term loan until November in their first team. Wigan, once a Premier League regular, has fallen down to League One. Coulthirst spent time on loan at Southend United and York City last season in League 2, and despite featuring in a number of Tottenham's pre-season matches is not in Mauricio Pochettino's plans. He reportedly will be an instant starter for the Latics.

Defender Connor Ogilvie, meanwhile, is joining Stevenage FC for a one-month loan. Ogilvie was a regular in Spurs' U21 squad last season, and has been capped by England at the U16 and U17 levels. This means, of course, that we can now refer to Ogilvie as "Gary Rootbeer" until his return from loan.

Emergency short-term loans are often great for developing players, as it often means that they'll slot immediately into the starting lineup because they're coming in to fill positions of great need. Hopefully these will serve as good developmental opportunities for Shaq and Connor.