The performances of on-loan Tottenham striker Kion Etete have begun to earn him rave reviews from Northampton manager Jon Brady and teammate Sam Hoskins. 

The 19-year-old joined the Cobblers on a season-long loan in the summer and has recently hit a strong patch of form for the League Two side. 

He notched his first league goal a fortnight ago against Stevenage, before following up with another later in that week against Tranmere. 

Etete also notched an assist in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Carlisle, which has subsequently drawn attention from those involved at the club. 

He has typically led the line for Northampton as a sole striker by using his physical ability to hold the ball up, which has caused him to be a nuisance for plenty of experienced central defenders. 

Etete’s teammate Hoskins told the Northampton Chronicle: “Kion’s performances speak for themselves at the moment.

“Even when he wasn’t scoring like he has been in the last few games, he’s always put 110 per cent into the game for the team.

“You can’t fault anything he’s doing at the minute.

“I don’t want to big him up too much but, for his age, he’s obviously very good and he’s got a big future ahead of him, but for now let’s hope he continues to perform for us and help us have a successful season.”

Etete’s performances have also caught the eye of Northampton boss Brady, who praised his recent showings against Tranmere’s experienced 39-year-old defender Peter Clarke. 

He said: “It was great to see him get another goal and I think his finish shows that he’s learning because it was very similar to the chance he had against Mansfield.

“This time he kept it down and that was really good to see. It was a good ball in by Mitch [Pinnock] but to play like he did, against an experienced player, shows that he’s progressing and learning and that’s important.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Etete seems to be hitting his strike down in League Two which is great to see for a young striker like him. It is a tough league to crack and the experience should leave him in good stead going forward in his career. 

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