Kilmarnock midfielder David Watson will not be travelling down south for a trial at Tottenham Hotspur this week.

Herald & Times Sport understands reports linking the 18-year-old with a move to the Premier League club are wide of the mark.

It has been stated that Spurs are keen to land the talented teenager after recently being alerted to his potential.

Watson has been a real shining light for Killie in recent weeks after breaking into Derek McInnes' starting XI.

His energy, determination, and notably his ability on the ball have given the Ayrshire club some cause for optimism as they fight to stay in the Premiership.

The report claimed Tottenham wanted to bring Watson to London for training as early as this week. 

However, it is understood there is absolutely nothing in those claims, with no contact made by Spurs at this stage.

The Rugby Park boss recently spoke of the importance of Killie's training ground project and its eventual assistance in helping to keep the club's best young prospects.

“That’s exactly the conversation I’ve had with Billy,” McInnes explained. “We want to be in a position to be able to keep our best young players.  

“We’re fighting tooth and nail to keep one that we’re probably going to lose at the minute. We lost Charlie McArthur to Newcastle. We lost a couple of others prior to me coming in to the Premier League. 

“We want to try to create an environment where they don’t want to be looking for anything else. We want to be giving ourselves the best chance of developing as many youngsters as possible. 

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“It’s important to try to hang on to your best players, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult.  

“David’s one that we’d always identified as one that we would eventually be a Kilmarnock regular in the first team. Right from when we came in last January, he immediately came in and trained with the first team.

“To play in the Premiership at 18 week in, week out is a big demand. The strength of his recently has really allowed him the best chance to cope and he’s done very well for us."

Killie fell to yet another defeat away from home yesterday at the hands of Aberdeen. Barry Robson's men won the match 2-0 at Pittodrie, with Duk grabbing a double.

McInnes was left to rue his side's missed opportunities in the game.

He said: "The game is normally about what happens in both boxes and we've been nowhere near good enough in both boxes on the road.

"But today we actually got some good opportunities and concerted pressure as an away team against a team like Aberdeen going for Europe.

"I expected us to have good moments in the game, which we did, but ultimately it's about taking those moments."