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​Tottenham star Alli gives hope to lower league players

The career path of Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli inspires former Crystal Palace midfielder Jake Gray.

Alli signed for Spurs in 2015 after breaking into the first team at League One club MK Dons.

Since then, the 20-year old has gone on to become one of Britain's brightest young talents.

And now James, who left Palace for Luton Town last summer, believes the England midfielder has set a precedent for players.

"In terms of who I have looked up to in the game, I always looked up to James McArthur when I was at Palace," he told Bedfordshire on Sunday.

"But I am a Spurs fan, so I really admire Dele Alli, and he shows all lower league players what you can achieve if you really apply yourself."

Andrew Maclean
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