Manager reveals what he has heard about Tottenham loanee

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have loaned out midfielder Jack Roles to Cambridge United until the 5th of January.

The young attacking midfielder will now have the opportunity to play regular first team football over the next few months in League Two.

The 20-year-old has a knack for finding the back of the net having popped up with some crucial goals for the Spurs Under-23 side during the last campaign which included a hat-trick on the final day of the Premier League 2 season against Derby County in April.

The youngster was also part of Mauricio Pochettino’s squad that participated in the International Champions Cup and Audi Cup during pre-season and impressed with his cameos off the bench.

Enfield-born Roles, who has been at the club since the age of six will now be managed by former Tottenham defender Colin Calderwood at Cambridge.

Speaking to Cambridge City’s official website, Calderwood said about Roles: “This opportunity has arisen due to Tottenham’s ambition for Jack to gain further experience out on loan.

“Jack showed no hesitation in coming here either and in fact it was his eagerness to come to Cambridge United once we put an offer forward that has allowed the move to be pushed through so quickly. It has also been an easy loan to make happen from a financial point of view.

“Jack Roles scores goals, is the feedback we receive from everybody when they speak about him so we’re delighted to have Jack here. We’re hopeful he can add further threat to our attacking options.”

The club’s Head of Football, Ben Strang also revealed his delight at being able to secure the Tottenham youngster until January.

He added: “Jack will add strong competition and is versatile enough to play in numerous positions and formations.

“We’re very grateful to Tottenham for facilitating this deal and look forward to welcoming Jack into the group.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Roles is one of the many talents in the Spurs youth set up that fans are extremely excited by. He has a knack of arriving late into the box and is usually very decisive in the attacking third which makes him quite similar to Dele Alli. It will be interesting to see if Roles has the right mentality to succeed at Cambridge.

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