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Cameron Carter-Vickers is getting an education playing in the Championship
The Tottenham defender has been at both Sheffield United and Ipswich Town
He needs to learn when to get tight to strikers and when to be clever and step off
Our scout is a top football sbo168 expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. He'll bring you his verdict in Sportsmail.
This week he looks at Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers. Read his report below...
The demands of the Championship are considerable for a younger player and this one has had an interesting apprenticeship this year. A season of loans has given him a valuable education.
Right-sided and thick-set at around 5ft 10in, he settled seamlessly into the back line at Sheffield United, both in a back four and a three.
Around Christmas time when United made a change at the back he moved on to play as the right centre back of three at Ipswich and seemed to enjoy that role. When the play was on the opponents’ right side he got side on and covered well.
Strong in the challenge with good body strength, I liked the way he got close to his man to usher him away from goal. And when the striker laid the ball off from a deep position he did not follow him into false areas to get caught out of position and leave space behind.
He reads the game well and has enough pace. He does not look the most imposing when challenging in the air but battles sbo168 well and has good timing. He can pass out of defence but what really impresses me is that he has held his own at this level where points are so valuable.
What does he need?
On two occasions in a game I saw his determination to get tight against a smart striker, causing his team trouble by conceding free-kicks.
On these occasions, he grappled his opponent to the ground. But the more he plays the better he will become and the more he will learn to work and assess the angles and decide when to make the challenge and when to hold off.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is well aware of his capabilities and knows that Mick McCarthy at Ipswich was a good mentor.
Whether he will have enough quality to become a first-team player at Spurs remains to be seen. sbo168