Tottenham are building a close relationship with Swindon Town.

The Daily Mail says Swindon director and part-owner Lee Power and Spurs technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood have built close links.

It is understood Sherwood believes feeder teams in the lower leagues are the way forward for Premier League clubs who want to give more young players match experience without losing them.

The potential alliance is such that Tottenham coaches may in future have access to Swindon training sessions to ensure the clubs work to similar ideals.