The teenager has been in and around the Tottenham first team but is yet to be handed his senior debut by the Spurs manager.


He has also made it to the Tottenham bench for their last three league matches, in a further sign of Postecoglou’s faith in him.




Postecoglou insists that he has had plenty of time to look at Dorrington and his team-mate Jamie Donley for the last few weeks.


With injuries to key players, including Micky van de Ven, the Tottenham manager insists that Dorrington could get his chance in the weeks ahead.



“He’s been in the squad the last three to four weeks so we’ve had plenty of time to look at him”, Postecoglou said at a press conference.


“Him and Jamie, who got on last week, have been part of the first team squad.



“We’ve still got a lot of injuries but we’ve got a lot of games ahead so [Alfie] could get his chance in the weeks ahead.”


Dorrington was recruited by Tottenham from Cockfosters in 2013 and has since progressed through the different youth ranks for the club.


After managing to stop the losing run against Manchester City, Tottenham are now set to take on West Ham on Thursday.