Tottenham loan players mid-season update

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Tottenham have sent several players out on loan this season, with mixed results. Some Spurs loanees have been trying to impress Mauricio Pochettino and the new setup at White Hart Lane, while others are simply playing for a future in professional football.

Here is a mid-season overview of those players, with a comment on their futures either at Tottenham or somewhere else...

Tom Carroll

Now getting games in the Premier League with Swansea. Still a bit lightweight but
that will be ever so. Fits in with their passing system nicely, but whether he is
doing enough to warrant a chance with us next season is debatable.

Tottenham have lots of options in that department, but on the plus side he is home grown and Pochettino appears to value that highly. Still has a chance but we'll see what happens next season. 

Alex Pritchard

Doing very well at high flying Brentford. Goals and assists from an advanced/inside left midfield position. Brentford hope the England U21 player will remain with them for the rest of the season, and there is no doubt that the style of the team and the amount of minutes Pritchard is getting is helping his development. Personally, I hope he stays with the Bees for the remainder of the campaign and is introduced into the first team picture in pre-season.

Ryan Fredericks

Has done well at Middlesbrough, picked up an injury recently which has seen him
miss out a few games. Playing right back, putting in lots of tackles and gets forward nicely. With DeAndre Yedlin arriving in January Fredericks development may see Naughton sold and Fredericks sent out on loan again next season. Spurs career? Doubtful, but he has some value now if/when we sell.

Grant Hall

Playing for a once poor Birmingham side that has improved under Gary Rowett. Hall is a fairly good defender but has little chance of making it at Spurs. Will probably be sold in the summer, probably to a Championship side.

Milos Veljkovic

Not getting the games Spurs would have hoped at Middlesbroough. Has got some sub
appearances recently as a result of his training performances (literally a case
of rewarding him for his effort, rather than for tactical reasons). Shame, as the Serbian youth international has talent but Karanka's side have been performing well.

Shaquille Coulthirst

After a good start at Southend, the goals dried up and he has been put on the bench.
Played for Spurs in a reserve game recently, indicating the loan spell has not progressed as hoped.

Jordan Archer

Will be returning to Spurs in January as Northampton look to use their resources elsewhere. Was a strange move from the off, with Saints having a good no.1 in Matt Duke. Archer forced his way into the starting lineup but after a good spell at Wycombe in League 1 a few seasons back it was surprising to see Archer playing in League 2.

Kenneth McEvoy

Has returned to Spurs after his loan was cut short. Started impressively but has eventually been found wanting at League 1 level. Rumours of a move to non-league Hornchurch would be worrying if they turn out to be true.

Lewis Holtby

Playing consistently for a poor Hamburg side struggling to move up the table. The Bundesliga side has an option to make the move permanent, and given the number of options in midfield it would be no surprise if he was moved on.

Grant Ward

Has returned to the club after a fairly productive season with Chicago Fire in
the MLS. Likely to go the way of former Spur Simon Dawkins, with a Championship loan in the new year followed by a transfer in the summer.

Tomislav Gomelt

Strange one, Gomelt. Has barely appeared for Bari in Serie B, only recently
getting onto the pitch. Will surely leave Spurs by the end of the summer.

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