Tottenham Hotspur’s U23 side faced a crucial match against Derby yesterday evening in the Premier League 2.
A 3-1 win secured survival in the League on the last day of the season, whilst also condemning West Ham to relegation.
While Troy Parrott has been the hero for the U23 side in recent weeks, it was striker Jack Roles who took the headlines yesterday, after notching a perfect hattrick against the Rams.
Roles took down Bowden’s cross delightfully before smashing home the opener into the roof of the net in the first half.
He followed up with an expertly accurate header into the top left corner, before adding a third with a simple right-footed finish after a Richards cut back.
Roles said (Tottenham Site): “Everyone knew it was vitally important to stay up. It would be terrible for us all if we went down and none of us wanted to have that on our CV so we’re really happy in the end. We all know that the standards weren’t met at times this season and we’re determined to be in a better position going forward. I think the early goal helped us, it settled the nerves but we were confident that if we played our game and worked harder than them, we’d come away with the three points. It felt really good to get the hat-trick, it was a great assist from RJ (Richards) for the third one. I thought he was going to go himself because he’s a striker but he found me and I couldn’t miss!”
Spurs finished ninth out of twelve in the League after leapfrogging Leicester with last night’s result, and it has left one name on Tottenham fan’s lips.
Many took to Twitter to urge the club to give Roles a new contract and bump him up to the first team.
PROMOTE HIM NOW FFS
— Georgia (@georgiapearl21) 29 April 2019
GIVE HIM A CONTRACT
— dan (@dangreasby) 29 April 2019
So how’s his new contact coming? ?
— Milwaukee Spurs (@MKESpurs) 29 April 2019
give this kid a chance in the first team
— Tilly. (@RapidRose_) 29 April 2019
Can he start tomorrow?
— Tormund Giantsbane (@Alderweireldx) 29 April 2019
Sign him ! ?
— Spurs (@Spurzinho) 29 April 2019
Why hasn’t he been given a new contract? He has been lightning this season
— Scott Thorne (@thorne_scott) 29 April 2019
Spurs Web Opinion:
Jack Roles and Troy Parrott have both been electric this season for the U23 side, and should be the two names at the top of the list for Pochettino the begin integrating into first-team football. I believe Spurs should either sign them up to new deals and send them out on loan next season, or give them a bit part role in the campaign.
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