The rumours of new defensive signings came and went during the last few days of the transfer window but with no new arrivals on the left side, it seems as if Danny Rose may have made the left back position his own for the rest of the campaign.
That view was reinforced by the departure of Benoit Assou-Ekotto to QPR on loan and as we look towards the remainder of 2013-14, Rose can feel trusted and in a position to cement himself as first choice.
“I spoke to the manager about the left-back situation and he assured me that if he still wanted a change, he’d come to speak to me first, which is great,” Rose said.
“I wasn’t looking to go anywhere just yet. I’m enjoying the run in the team and long may it continue.”
There are, of course, a range of alternatives if Danny is injured or loses form but are any of them really viable? And, it could be that a major signing is made in that position in the next window but whatever transpires, this is clearly the most critical four months of the player’s White Hart Lane career.