Manager explains why he has signed Spurs striker on loan

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker Kazaiah Sterling completed a season long loan move to Doncaster Rovers late last week.

The 20-year-old came off the bench to play the final twenty minutes in Doncaster’s 3-2 victory against Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Doncaster boss Darren Moore has explained that he believes that Sterling will give his attack an extra dimension in the coming weeks with his ability to get in behind the defence and use his pace.

Sterling has previous experience of playing in League One having spent the second half of last season on loan at Sunderland.

The forward did not start a match during his time at the Stadium of Light, where he made eight appearances; scoring on one occasion (BBC).

Sterling was not named in Mauricio Pochettino’s first team plans for pre-season with the manager instead preferring to give 17-year-old Troy Parrott the opportunity to impress.

Doncaster face financially stricken Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday evening, where Sterling will be hoping to make his mark.

Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield after the win against Fleetwood on 17/8/19: “I just think with Kazaiah he offers us that extra dimension. He wants to get in behind defences.

“Once he settles down you’ll see his strengths and his quality.

“He’s powerful, he’s very quick and also he leads the line well. So I wanted to get him in because I just felt that in time, over the weeks when he settles down, he’ll give us another edge and another dimension, which we needed.

“With the chances that we’re creating at this moment in time, you can’t have enough attacking players on the pitch.”

 

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