Over the course of a blank weekend, it was reported that Spurs Head Coach Tim Sherwood gave his backing to Zeki Fryers, our reserve left back who has been seen sporadically in a white shirt over the course of this campaign. With Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton ahead of him, it had been claimed that Fryers would head out on loan to a Championship club for the remainder of this season but the Sunday People states that Sherwood had blocked such a move.
The 21 year old arrived in a controversial transfer from Standard Liege via Manchester last year and earlier this month, the defender was hoping that his versatility would catch the coach’s eye.
“I’m learning to play the two positions, full-back and centre-back, and that’s a good thing for me,” Fryers said on the club’s official website. “I’m also trying to get used to playing both sides of the defence as well. It’s tough, but it’s about getting your bearings right and your positioning correct.
“It means I’ll be ready should I ever be needed to fill in. I’ve had a few opportunities this season and I just want to stay in the setup now, keep working hard and whenever the chances come by, try to take them and keep progressing.”
That flexibility could earn Zeki Fryers a starting berth on Thursday as Spurs tackle Dnipro in the Europa League but would a loan move to the second tier have made more sense?