Tottenham Hotspur youngster Adam Smith has moved to Millwall on a three month loan deal, according to Tottenham's official site. The Lions have a number of defensive injuries and were very short on options at the back. Captain Paul Robinson (not the one that used to play for Spurs) Jack Smith, Karleigh Osborne and Alan Dunne all unavailable through injury and suspension for Millwall's upcoming match against Nottingham Forest. This left Lions boss Kenny Jackett without a recognized right-back for the game.
Smith follows other Tottenham youth players like Harry Kane and Andros Townsend who have had relatively successful loan spells at Millwall in recent years. The young fullback has made only one appearance this season for Tottenham Hotspur, in the Capital OneCup against Carlisle United, but has been named to the bench on several occasions. The loan will certainly do Smith well, as it will provide him an opportunity to play some first-team football.
When asked about Smith, Jackett had this to say:
"Adam is a player I have been following for some time," said Jackett. "He's a very promising young full-back and with both Jack (Smith) and Alan (Dunne) unavailable for Saturday this was an opportunity to bring Adam in to fill that gap in the short-term and hopefully for him to get more first team experience over the next couple of months with us.
Seems like this move is a win-win for everyone. Smith gets more experience in the Championship, Millwall get the fullback that they so desperately need, and Tottenham Hotspur further Smith's development and continue to foster a good relationship with the Lions.