Pritchard denied chance to break through

After a strong season at Swindon last season, there were thoughts that our young midfielder Alex Pritchard may be given a chance to impress in the Tottenham first team in 2014-15. The 21 year old made his first senior appearance for the club against Aston Villa – coming on for the last seven minutes of our final match of the campaign and at the very least, it was thought that he might have been handed an opportunity in the Europa League rounds.

However, it’s being reported that Alex has signed up for another season long loan – this time at Brentford.

“Alex is a player I have watched for many years,” Brentford manager Mark Warburton told Brentford’s official website.

“He is very good tactically and technically, with excellent dead ball delivery.

“Alex will add to the quality in our squad, which is taking shape nicely ahead of the start of the season.”

In some ways it does represent a step up for the player: last season was spent in league one while he will now help Brentford cement their place in the Championship. For some Spurs fans however, this may be a disappointment although there is a break clause that would allow Pritchard to return to White Hart Lane in January.

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6 Responses

  1. gav says:

    He isnt good enough for our.first team. Coys

  2. Ray says:

    If he was considered good enough, he would be given a chance in the first team but as it stands, he quite clearly isn’t at this moment in time and wont be the last youngster in the same situation either. Every club has young players who don’t/cant quite make it to the first team however, some good ones do on occasion slip the net and make it big elsewhere, the biggest loss in my opinion to Spurs was Des Walker. He didn’t get much of a chance at Spurs but made it big under Brian Clough at Notts Forest and eventually became an England International.

  3. spurgatso says:

    Nobody would have given Bale much of a chance 3 or 4 seasons ago.So yet another potential player will go elsewhere while we continue to import rubbish.

  4. Steve says:

    What a joke of a club Spurs has become. We bring in loads of useless donkeys like Paulinho, Chadli, Rose, Capoue, Sigurdsson and then do not give creative youth players a chance. Pritchard is far more talented than this lot.

    Are they going to loan out Carroll and Holtby again?

    Lets bring in Carlton Palmer and Emile Heskey to add more donkeys to our squad. May as well bring in a few meat heads from Tottenham high street while we are at it.

  5. Ramos 43 says:

    Disappointing, as I believe he is, arguably, the MOST talented player in the u21 set-up at the moment. With the likes of Kane, Bentelab, Carroll and Fredericks all pushing for promotion in the 1st team squad, I perhaps took it as a formality that Pritchard would also be amongst that crop given his exploits at junior level.

    But, perhaps, this is just the clubs way of helping him to continue his development, and prepare him for EPL, by ENSURING he gets the experience of playing every week in the Championship, as opposed to sitting in the stands a Spurs.

    Lets be honest, the path to the first-team isn’t the clearest with Chadli, Lennon, Townsend, Eriksen, Lamela and Holtby all in his way.

    So I can understand the clubs decision. He had a decent/good season in league 1, so it makes sense for him to try his hand in the Championship, and hopefully prove he is ready to make the step up next season.

    The kid is a Big Talent, regular games in the Championship should help him show that.

  6. steve says:

    If pritchard can kick a ball that allready makes him a better player than lennon.

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