Tottenham Hotspur have sent another one of their promising young players out on loan in order to get them first-team football. This time the loanee is fullback Nathan Byrne. Byrne will be heading to League One side Crawley Town until January.
Reds manager Richie Barker had this to say about the new arrival, "Nathan is a quality player who has been monitored regularly by our scouting team this season. We need more options in defensive areas of the team and I'm delighted to have him with us. He is a solid defender who likes to get forward and he will be a real asset to the squad."
Byrne has played in League One each of the last two season. He's had loan spells at Brentford and Bournemouth. Crawley Town are an interesting club. You may remember them from their FA Cup run in the 2010-11 season, which saw them lose in the fifth round to Manchester United. Since then, the Reds have been promoted in back-to-back seasons and currently find themselves just outside of the playoff positions in League One.
Byrne will definitely see more minutes with Crawley Town then he could ever hope to see with Tottenham Hotspur. Hopefully, the Byrne is able to establish himself and play regularly for the Reds before returning to Tottenham in January, where I would he imagine he will be loaned out again, hopefully to a club in a higher division.