When Shaq Coulthirst impressed in a brief cameo against Anzhi Makhachkala a few weeks back, many speculated that he might be set for a run of cup games in the first team- especially after the appointment of his former U21 coach Tim Sherwood. However, it looks like the management are keen for him to get some more immediate and regular minutes, and thus the club has announced today he's been loaned to League One side Leyton Orient for one month.
Young striker Shaquille Coulthirst has joined League One title-chasers Leyton Orient on a month’s loan. pic.twitter.com/9vB0Jur5VN— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 3, 2014
This move, in my view, will be great for Shaq, as the O's are really hurting for a forward who can make an immediate impact with first choice players Shaun Batt and David Mooney out injured. That the Orient have been outperforming all season and are in a tight battle for automatic promotion will mean that Coulthirst will be getting an intense burst of important games which will give him a great platform to prove himself on.
Elsewhere, keeper Laurence Vigoroux has had his loan to Hyde FC extended, which should allow the 20 year-old keeper to continue his long run of first team starts:
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux's loan at Hyde FC has been extended for a further fortnight. More here - http://t.co/drJXNcjoIX— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 3, 2014
While perhaps most significantly of all, Spurs have also announced that Simon Dawkins has been sold to a club for actually money, after impressing Derby FC manager Steve McClaren on a loan spell.
Simon Dawkins has joined Derby County on a permanent transfer. pic.twitter.com/HHDzBs7lwp— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 3, 2014
Most people took it as a sign that Daniel Levy was cracking up when a youngster with no senior experience under his belt and next to no chance of a Spurs future was allowed to stay on the books, but his gamble has paid off. Dawkins repaid the favour Spurs gave him by working hard on a number of loans, and £500,000 is a great little sum for Spurs to scoop for a player we've never even fielded before. Best of luck to him, as well as Shaq and Lawrence, for their immediate/long-term futures.