The club website sprang into action again yesterday afternoon and highlighted a double strike for our forgotten man John Bostock as a strong Spurs XI demolished a weaker Celtic side by four goals to one at the Lodge.
Perhaps it was more telling that John had started the game on the subs’ bench and only came into action after an injury to Cameron Lancaster, who had opened the scoring in the 18th minute. Bostock occasionally hits the headlines for producing long range efforts in these games but his two goals yesterday were far more routine – a close range finish from a Vedran Corluka cross followed by a penalty conversion.
Bostock’s qualities and indeed his possible future have been discussed at length here in the past and without going over old ground, what could this re-appearance do for John this month?
After featuring for all of two minutes in our FA Cup win earlier in January, he may not be so attractive to a lower league club who are still in the competition. However, it seems that it may be time for another loan move, maybe even to a Premiership outfit to gauge whether John Bostock has found the maturity and temperament to turn his huge potential into consistently effective performances.