When Zeki Fryers joined the club last week, fans weren’t really sure if he would be looking at a place in the first team squad. The club then announced that he would be linking up with the academy and Technical Co-ordinator Tim Sherwood has since confirmed that our new arrival has some way to go before he knocks on the door of a first team slot.

“Zeki is one of a number of young players who we have taken an interest in, who play for the reserve teams of different clubs,” Tim said on the club’s official website.

“He showed potential, a lot of tools there that could make him a player. We played a couple of friendlies and he was definitely of interest to us.

“Zeki is fully aware that he’s a long way away from being ready for Tottenham Hotspur’s first team. The plan is for him to come in and work hard with the development squad to get to a level, no guarantees, where he could perhaps play for our first team.”

It’s impossible to judge or even argue against Sherwood but a left footed left back would have been a useful member of the squad in recent weeks. For now, Fryers will work with the academy but for the rest of the campaign the coaching staff may well look to view him in terms of much needed cover on the left.




  1. What do you mean sooner than expected. In the summer he was promised a first team squad slot as reserve left-back. You think that has changed? You think we are paying £20K a week for a Development player? How much are our other Development players on?

    Nothing has changed, we have circumvented the rules and are just doing everything we can to make it look as though we haven’t.

    We will get told he has made giant strides in September and he will start getting 1st XI starts in the Carling Cup.

    Sherwood’s words are just PR, nothing more.


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