There is a new man in charge at Tottenham Hotspur and all of the club’s loan players will be wanting shining reports on them to be sent back to Antonio Conte.
Spurs have seven players out on loan across England, Scotland and Europe all looking to impress before they return to the club either in January or next summer.
There is now the added incentive of trying to impress one of the world’s top managers in Conte and get themselves a chance to shine in the next pre-season.
Here’s how they got on this week out at their various loan clubs:
Pape Matar Sarr (Metz)
The 19-year-old midfielder, who will join Tottenham next summer, has found himself coming off the bench in the past three matches after losing his spot in the starting XI.
On Sunday the teenager got 28 minutes as a substitute in the battling 0-0 draw at fourth-placed Marseille. Get French Football News gave Sarr a five in their ratings from the match.
Bottom of the table Metz have had a tough time of things in Ligue 1 this season with just one win from their opening 13 games but Sarr has at times caught the eye in his pitch time.
Capable of playing in a number of different positions across midfield, we have so far seen the young Senegal international play in the holding role, centrally, as an attacking midfielder and also on the left wing since August.
Troy Parrott (MK Dons)
Parrott was in FA Cup action for MK Dons as they drew 2-2 with Stevenage in the first round on Saturday.
The 19-year-old played the full match up front for the Dons as they had to come from behind to force a replay against the League Two side.
The MK Citizen gave Parrott a 6 in their player ratings, with the review: “A good return to the side, some decent touches at times. Had to drop deep to get involved at times, leaving him out of position to cause bigger problems.”
Parrott had been labelled as unavailable for the previous weekend’s win at Crewe Alexandrea due to “personal reasons”.
Ahead of that match, Parrott had netted in the 4-2 defeat to Aston Villa’s U21s in the EFL Trophy.
Parrot has four goals and four assists to his name this season and has now linked up with the Republic of Ireland squad.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Carter-Vickers made his tenth consecutive start for Celtic since his loan move up to Scotland.
The 23-year-old has played every single minute for the Scottish outfit since arriving and has scored two goals for the club.
On Sunday, he helped the Glasgow club to a 4-2 win at Dundee.
The USA international got a seven in the player ratings from football.scotland, with the write-up: “Had a sharp header saved at point-blank range in first-half but rarely troubled at the back.”
J’Neil Bennett (Crewe Alexandra)
Bennett has made an impression at Crewe since his loan move to the League One club and he continues to get minutes for his loan club.
He came on at half-time in the 3-0 FA Cup defeat at home against Swindon Town on Saturday.
The 19-year-old then started against Wolves U21s in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night. He was heavily involved in Crewe’s opening goal for Mikael Mandron and then hit the crossbar himself with a header. Crewe went on to win the match 2-0 at home.
Kion Etete (Northampton Town)
Etete is on the goal trail now for Northampton Town in League Two.
The big 19-year-old striker has got two goals and an assist in his past three matches in the league and added a goal and an assist in Saturday’s FA Cup first round 2-2 draw at home to Carlisle.
The Northampton Chronicle gave the teenager their star man award, with in their player ratings and writing: “Absolutely unplayable in the first-half. Took his goal so well, leaving a defender on the floor before slipping underneath Mitov. So much power and strength to set up the second. Seems to be improving with every game.”
The 19-year-old has five goals in 18 appearances for Northampton this season and he really seems to be warming up now to senior football.
Jamie Bowden (Oldham Athletic)
Bowden is now a permanent fixture in the Oldham midfield and he got yet another 90 minutes under his belt as they drew 1-1 at Ipswich in the FA Cup first round.
Despite Oldham’s struggles this season, Bowden has picked up some valuable first-team experience in both the league, Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy.
The 20-year-old has now made 15 appearances for the team as he continues his development.
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Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors IF)
Whiteman continues to be first choice goalkeeper for Swedish side Degerfors.
He could not prevent his loan club from going down 2-0 though on Sunday at Hacken.
Whiteman has been looking for regular football for some time and the 23-year-old is now getting that in Sweden.