Tottenham’s group of young loan players has become smaller after the return of one of them to the club this month.
The north London outfit did have seven players out on loan across Britain and the continent but that number has decreased by one with the return of J’Neil Bennett.
The 19-year-old winger suffered ankle ligament damage while on loan at Crewe Alexandra, which is set to keep him for up to 12 weeks.
As the teenager was only on loan until January, his loan spell has ended prematurely as he returns to Hotspur Way to undertake his treatment and recovery.
Here is how his six other Spurs team-mates have been doing on loan this week:
Pape Matar Sarr (Metz)
Tottenham’s summer signing Sarr continued his starting then bench then starting routine at Metz.
The 19-year-old played 80 minutes in an attacking midfield role in the 3-1 defeat at home to Montpellier in midweek before coming off the bench at half-time in the 4-0 defeat at Monaco on Sunday.
Sarr has has now racked up 17 Ligue 1 games so far this campaign for his side ahead of next summer’s move to north London.
It’s a been a tough season for Metz and the young versatile midfielder will have learned plenty about a relegation battle as he prepares for his switch to England.
Troy Parrott (MK Dons)
Troy Parrott saw red in the week after a coming together with Theo Archibald in MK Dons’ penalty shoot-out victory against Leyton Orient in the EFL Trophy second round.
The 19-year-old Irishman received a straight red card for leaning in with his head after some provocation and it meant he missed the shoot-out and his manager was not happy.
MK Dons boss Liam Manning said: “It was a lack of discipline. Their lad has raised his hands but you have to say ‘So what?’ and not to retaliate the way he did. It was just a lack of discipline for me.”
Fortunately for Parrott, EFL Trophy red cards only bring a suspension in that competition.
The young Spurs striker has four goals and four assists from his 18 appearances this season.
Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)
Carter-Vickers earned praise for his latest performance for Celtic as the Scottish giants won 3-0 at Dundee United.
The 23-year-old grabbed an assist during the game and earned a seven in the player ratings from football.scotland.
They wrote: “A centre-back with real ability on the ball. He read the match well, without really breaking a sweat. The Tottenham loanee has been a good signing for Celtic.”
The defender is enjoying a very good loan spell away from Tottenham after joining Celtic on transfer deadline day.
Making 19 appearances for the Glasgow side so far, the Spurs defender is making big strides north of the border.
Kion Etete (Northampton Town)
Kion Etete has been splitting his time between Northampton and Hotspur Way as he gets treatment on a hamstring injury.
The 20-year-old has found his scoring boots for the League Two side in recent weeks and has become a key player for the team in second place in the table.
Manager Jon Brady said: “His output has been fantastic and his performances have been strong and they have been on a constant upward curve.
“We’ve noticed that output even more and he has been on an upward curve so he’s giving us everything he’s got.
“He’s been such a key player for us and we were looking at when we could rest him but it’s hard when you have a top player because you want to play your best players and he’s been excellent for us.”
Northampton did not play at the weekend but travel to third-placed Exeter City on Tuesday. Etete, who has six goals and two assists for his loan club, is looking to recover and get back on the goal trail.
Jamie Bowden (Oldham Athletic)
Jamie Bowden has been starting every game recently for Oldham in League Two, but he played just nine minutes from the bench as Oldham looked to hold on to their 1-0 scoreline at Sunderland in the EFL Trophy second round.
The 20-year-old is likely to be back in the starting line-up on Tuesday night as Oldham host Tranmere.
While Oldham have had a tough season, Bowden is getting plenty of game time and has played 20 games for the Latics.
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Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors IF)
Goalkeeper Whiteman was on the bench for a change on Sunday for Swedish side Degerfors in their final game of the season.
They won 1-0 at Ostersund in the Allsvenskan and that result ensured that Whiteman’s side finished fourth from bottom, avoiding a relegation play-off that the third from bottom side must take part in, so securing their spot in the Swedish top flight for next season.
Whiteman, 23, started Degerfors’ previous 13 league games and will now head back to Tottenham with plenty of first team match experience under his belt.