Dorrington set to have a run at Premier League action as Spurs face more injuries

With Eric Dier one of the newest additions to Tottenham's injury list, youth-player Alfie Dorrington remains the only back-up to Cristian Romero and Ben Davies at center-back.

Manchester United U21 v Tottenham Hotspur U21: Premier League 2
Manchester United U21 v Tottenham Hotspur U21: Premier League 2 / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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Tottenham youth prospect Alfie Dorrington has now been called up to first-team action in Spurs' last five games. He has yet to make an appearance on the pitch, however that could be changing very soon.

At the moment, Tottenham are without the services of defenders Micky van de Ven, Ashley Phillips, and now Eric Dier, leaving Emerson Royal and Alfie Dorrington as the only remaining options, that is until Ryan Sessegnon makes his return, although he tends to play more of an attacking role.

Spurs' defender Cristian Romero has been a crucial piece for their back line over the past three seasons, making 77 appearances for the club across all competitions. He's prone to make harsh challenges, however, having already recieved a red card and four yellow cards this season.

Since Tottenham are still in the first half of the season, as the rule states, one more yellow card will see Romero serve a one-match ban. If such is to happen, Ange will likely require the services of Dorrington.

Ange has already had to accommodate for a lack of center-backs, forming a back-line made up entirely of full-backs on more than one occasion this season. Nevertheless, busy weeks are ahead without an international break and with the addition of FA Cup action, meaning the opportunity for injury and rotating players is higher than ever.

Dorrington is untested at the senior level, so the manager and fans alike will be interested to see how he gets on.