While plenty of attention has surrounded Tom Carroll in the last seven days, another young Spurs midfielder continues his round of loan clubs as he looks to make his mark in the game. At 22, Ryan Mason is a year older than Carroll but hasn’t nearly made the same impact during his time with Tottenham and his current spell with Swindon Town may ultimately decide his future at White Hart Lane.
It’s certainly been a stunning start to his time at the County Ground after the midfielder scored a hat trick in the game with Crewe and Ryan is looking to maintain that form after a frustrating start to the campaign.
“It’s a big season for me, massive, I know that to be fair, in all my previous loans apart from Yeovil I’ve ended up playing out of position and being in and out of the team,” Mason told Tottenham’s official website.
“This time, I’m hoping to get 30 or 40 games in my position and off the back of that, score goals. It’s much easier to shine in a team like this, with the players here who all want to get the ball down and play.
“I had one 90-minute game before I went into the first match against Peterborough, felt my hamstring and then it blew up on me on the Tuesday when we played Torquay. I was devastated at the time but thankfully I was only out for a couple of weeks. It was great to get back.”
After four senior appearances for Spurs, this is the player’s fifth loan spell but will Ryan Mason ever make an impact at Tottenham or is a more likely outcome going to be similar to that of Massimo Luongo who joined Swindon on a permanent basis last month?