Report: Loan move not going as planned for Spurs youngster

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Dom Le Roy

A lot is expected of the current crop of Spurs youngsters with the likes of Oliver Skipp, Japhet Tanganga and Troy Parrot making huge strides in pre-season.

One player who was expected to kick on over the last few years is midfielder George Marsh. The 20-year-old is a technically adept, hard-tackling midfielder, who can also slot into the backline.

He has featured at full-back for the first team in pre-season games. While Marsh’s talent has been obvious for all to see, the youngster will be turning 21 this November and needs to get first team games under his belt to continue his development.

That was why Tottenham decided to loan him out to League Two outfit, Leyton Orient. However, the move certainly hasn’t gone to plan for the youngster so far.

Since joining the club in mid-August, the 20-year-old has been left on the bench in every league game this season and his only appearance came in the EFL Trophy against Southend United which his side won 2-0 (TransferMarkt).

Marsh will stay with Orient until January (BBC) and unless he manages to turn it around quickly, it will be six months of his career that would be wasted.

Spurs Web Opinion

I have always been a fan of sending youngsters out on loan as they will develop quicker if they get the experience of competitive football. However, the problem with loaning them out is that there is no guarantee that they will get minutes under their belt.

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