Young Tottenham Hotspur winger Kenny McEvoy is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane and Ryan Mason after signing a new 18-month contract to remain at White Hart Lane.

The 20-year-old wideman has been out on loan at League One sides Peterborough United and Colchester United this season, making a total of nine appearances before returning to Spurs.

McEvoy came through the same youth team which has seen Kane and Mason flourish this season and recently scored against Manchester United's Under-21s at Old Trafford.

The Irish Under-21 cap has twice been on the bench in the Europa League for Spurs after catching the eye of head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Speaking after signing his contract extension, the Waterford-born wideman told the Irish Independent: “Less than two years ago, I was playing in the same team as Harry and Ryan. They’ve had to be patient for their chance to come and so will I.

“Ryan Mason is only getting a regular run now and he’s almost 24. Many of his loan moves didn’t work out, the same as Andros Townsend. 

"Harry was always a natural goalscorer for the youth team we played together in but at a top Premier League club like Tottenham these days you have to wait your chance.

“The gaffer (Pochettino) saw me score against Notts Forest in an Under-21 game recently and has given me a new contract. That shows he must have belief in me.”