Young winger, who made an immediate impact no his first Spurs appearance, dropped out of contention for a first team place and dropped down the leagues to play his football.
At the age of 17 years and 166 days, he came off the bench and scored a last minute winner against Everton to complete a comeback from 0-1 down to take all three points. At the time, he was the youngest Premier League scorer, until Michael Owen took that claim five years later.
However, his first taste of first team football was not one that became a regular occurrence and he was in and out of the side, even though his pace was an asset, his final ball was not always of the bet and he was playing in a young Spurs side that was not always at it's best.
Went out on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town and Southend United, before Venables rescued him by signing him at Portsmouth, amid rumours that his attitude was not all it should have been. Spent two years at Fratton Park and then had two League matches as a substitute for Crystal Palace in 1998-99 after being signed again by Venables, who had now moved on to Selhurst Park.
Once more loaned out, Andy signed for Rotherham United, where he got a run in the side for a season, before he was out on loan again.