Pritchard denied chance to break through

by Matthew Harris on July 17, 2014

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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