There were mixed results for Tottenham Hotspur’s nine players out on loan across the weekend. Manager Mauricio Pochettino and his staff are keeping a close eye on all of them to decide which of them will still have a place in the north London club’s plans and for which of them this coming summer could prove to be the time to move on from N17 permanently. Every player at Spurs has six month reviews and their loan performances in the leagues across England, France, Spain and the Netherlands will be taken into account when the decision is made about the next step in their career.
Here’s how all of Spurs’ loan players got on at the weekend and how they’re doing so far at their various clubs. Marcus Edwards The 20-year-old came off the bench for the second half on Sunday as Dutch side Excelsior Rotterdam rescued a valuable point in their relegation battle. Former Spurs striker Mounir El Hamdaoui grabbed the potentially vital late goal which ended a run of seven straight defeats in the league. It lifted Excelsior to third from bottom in a relegation play-off spot, and five points above bottom club NAC Breda in the only automatic relegation spot with three games remaining. Edwards has now got 22 Eredivisie appearances under his belt, four from the bench, and has scored twice and laid on three assists.
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in Monaco training
Georges-Kevin Nkoudou The French winger remains sidelined for loan club Monaco. The winger moved to the Ligue 1 side on transfer deadline day in January but as he did on his Burnley loan last season he has found opportunities in the team hard to come by. He struggled to tie down a first team place upon moving to the principality, and has since got injured, suffering a thigh problem, which has kept him out of action since mid-February. It is not clear when the Frenchman will be back in action.
Kazaiah Sterling The youngster missed out on the matchday squad as Sunderland drew 1-1 at Peterborough on Easter Monday as the Black Cats went ahead in the 87th minute only to conceded a last gap leveller. He also missed out on the squad for Friday’s 2-0 win against Doncaster Rovers. Last week Sterling had been involved in a rollercoaster of a game on Saturday as Sunderland lost 5-4 at home to Coventry City. Needing to win the match in the battle for promotion, the Black Cats ended up on the losing side despite coming from behind three times at the Stadium of Light. Sterling came on for his sixth appearance for the club that day but he couldn’t help his side to victory in his 25 minutes on the pitch.
Anthony Georgiou and Samuel Shashoua Two young Spurs players came up against each other in the Spanish third division on Saturday. Samuel Shashoua scored Atletico Baleares’ first goal in a 2-1 win against Levante B, who had Anthony Georgiou coming off the bench for the second half. Shashoua and league leaders Baleares are now 20 points ahead, with a game in hand, of Levante B who are in tenth after moving away from the relegation zone following Georgiou’s arrival. Shashoua has scored six goals and laid on two assists in 29 appearances in the league, while Georgiou, who moved on the January transfer deadline day, has one goal in nine appearances.
Josh Onomah Onomah has finally made his return after a nightmare campaign. After returning to first team training with Sheffield Wednesday following one injury, the 21-year-old midfielder dislocated his elbow and Onomah’s last appearance had come against Ipswich Town at the beginning of February. However, he returned this week with 67 minutes in the Owls’ 2-2 draw with Championship leaders Norwich City on Friday and then came off the bench for 31 minutes as Wednesday beat Bristol City 2-0. Due to injury, Onomah has only made nine starts this season, with five substitute appearances, and has bagged three assists, but he will be hoping to finish the campaign strongly.
Cameron Carter-Vickers USA international Cameron Carter-Vickers played 90 minutes in both Swansea’s 4-3 win against Rotherham on Friday and their 1-0 victory against Rotherham on Monday. Carter-Vickers, 21, has been a virtual ever-present for 10th-placed Swansea in 2019 and has made 30 appearances in all competitions this term as he continues his development. Connor Ogilvie Ogilvie also played 90 minutes in Gillingham’s 3-1 win against Plymouth on Friday and the 1-1 draw at Bradford on Monday. Those points helped push them away from the drop zone in a tight lower half of the League One table and into 13th. The 23-year-old defender has been a near ever-present for the League One side since November, appearing 35 times in all competitions. Ogilvie’s contract ends this summer and he’s likely to move on, but he should be able to pick up a new club in the English game with little problem.
Shayon Harrison Harrison headed even further afield than his Spurs teammates this season after making the loan move to Melbourne City in Australia’s A-League. The 21-year-old striker has played nine A-League games and he’s scored two goals for his new club. He played the full 90 minutes as City lost 3-2 at Wellington on Saturday.
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