Alex Pritchard was handed the chance to impress as a Tottenham development side took on Peterborough on Tuesday night and he did not let anyone down as he grabbed four goals in an impressive 8-1 win.

The 19-year-old winger has been impressing all season in various youth sides and once again showed his quality as he grabbed four goals in quick succession to show manager Andre Villas-Boas that there is plenty of quality in the Tottenham academy.

Alex Pritchard
Alex Pritchard in action for the Tottenham NextGen side earlier this season [NextGen]

It was Pritchard's early shot from 25 yards that led to the first goal as Peterborough's keeper was only able to parry the striker and Cristian Ceballos was on hand to give Spurs the lead.

Peterborough then kept it tight until half-time but a seven goal salvo in the second 45 minutes showed the depth of talent that is available.

Pritchard grabbed the next four goals which started with a neat finish after good work in the wide area from Tomislav Gomelt who found the winger unmarked in the Peterborough box.

Just a few minutes later he scored his second after receiving the ball from Ceballos on the right wing and then lashing an unstoppable effort past the keeper.

His hat-trick was perhaps the finest of the bunch as he lined up a free-kick from 22 yards and calmly curled a right-footed shot over the wall and into the bottom corner.

Pritchard then made it 5-0 after a brilliant solo run saw him beat a number of players on the left before whipping the ball home from the edge of the area.

There was a consolation goal from Jonson Clarke-Harris before Tottenham once again took over as Ceballos grabbed his second of the game, before goals from Massimo Luongo and Shaquille Coulthirst ended the rout.

However, it was clear that Pritchard was the star of the show and, after impressing in the NextGen and Under-21 side, he will be looking for an opportunity in the first team before the season ends.