It seems odd that a player of 19 may have reached the ‘crossroads’ of a career, but John Bostock seems to fit that scenario at the moment. John has been discussed before, but his situation has moved on slightly with a return to Tottenham and a couple of goals at Spurs Lodge that have capped some reports of good overall form.
Bostock’s latest strike came for the Under 18’s this week in a 1-0 win over Leicester City and the post match comments from Alex Inglethorpe suggested a more mature attitude from the player.
“John Bostock showed a tremendous attitude,” said Inglethorpe on the club website. “He has only played once since coming back from Hull but he was like a ‘big brother’ to the younger players he had around him.”
Those comments also highlight another problem however and with no reserve football and loan deals not working out for whatever reason, Bostock is short of games. While three of his contemporaries look forward to a possible summer with the Under-21s, it will be an empty close season for John.
There is undoubtedly some real talent there and you would think that if anyone could put a fatherly arm around John Bostock and get the best out of him then it would be Harry Redknapp. With that in mind, could it be time to forget about another loan and put him in the squad for 2011-12 and see just what he’s capable of?