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Tottenham Hotspur: Alasdair Gold warns Spurs of loaning out Djed Spence

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Tottenham Hotspur have been warned they may regret potentially sending Djed Spence out on loan in the January window.

This has been suggested by reliable Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, who has been reflecting on Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup defeat.

Antonio Conte fielded a fairly strong XI for their cup clash against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, which saw Matt Doherty starting at right wing-back with Spence limited to a spot on the bench.

However, Spence did make an appearance, with his 25-minute cameo his longest to date, with three one-minute appearances to his name prior to Wednesday (via Transfermarkt).

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And having come off the bench and impressed, Gold has warned Spurs that allowing him to leave rather than offering him more game time could be a big mistake:

He said: “Spence was the only other bright spot for Tottenham and it only made his lack of minutes since he arrived all the more baffling.

“There are no more matches before the January transfer window, and if Spurs do end up loaning the young wing-back out to get him game time, it could be a decision they regret, especially if they stick with what they have in the position.”

TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…

Spence impressed on Wednesday night, having attempted to bring some positivity to the Spurs side with ‘surging runs up the pitch’.

Should Spence start vs Leeds?

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At a time when neither Emerson Royal nor Matt Doherty is staking a serious claim for the starting spot in Conte’s XI, we simply cannot understand why Spence is not being given more of an opportunity.

After his brief display on Wednesday night, we think Spence should have done enough to convince Conte he should be rewarded with a spot in the starting XI for the game against Leeds United.

But if he does not start, we do wonder what that means for his short-term future ahead of the January window, with just one further league game until the window opens after this coming weekend.

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