Tom Carroll joins Swansea on a season-long loan deal

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Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll has joined Swansea City on loan until the end of the season, according to the club's official website.

The creative midfielder will be hoping to add to his Premier League experience while in Wales.

The 22-year-old's career has slowly but steadily developed over recent years. A playmaker with great passing ability, especially with his left foot, Carroll was on the small side as a teenager and as a result found his route to the first-team full of obstacles he could not overcome.

Change of philosophy

A decade or so ago, the England U21 international may have found himself discarded but with the change in youth development thinking, the talented midfielder was given time to grow stronger.

His first loan spell was at Leyton Orient, where he impressed in 12 games at Brisbane Road. Bringing some class on the ball, Carroll also battled hard despite his size disadvantage.

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Loan history

A move to Derby County in 2012 was less successful, however, as he struggled to get himself into the starting XI, but a spell at QPR last season was more productive, as the loanee helped Rangers secure promotion via the play-offs.

Carroll has made 23 appearances for Tottenham, including seven in the Premier League, all from the bench.

Everyone concerned will hope Carroll will get a chance to show his ability for the Swans, especially given the injuries to Leon Britton and Jay Fulton.

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