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Tottenham youngster gets loaned to Torquay

League Two is a step down, but he's certainly needed.

Michael Steele

Shaquille Coulthirst has left Tottenham Hotspur for yet another loan spell, this time heading to Torquay United in League Two. Shaq scored his first goal in the Football League earlier this season during a loan spell at Leyton Orient, but he only spent one month with the East London club.

Given the year that Shaq's had so far, League Two certainly feels like a step down. He's scored seven goals in 13 Under-21 Premier League appearances and made his first team debut in the UEFA Europa League. But apparently, there isn't much room for him in League One at the moment, and he'll have to take a step down to get regular playing time.

Torquay are certainly a team in need of some serious help. They're last in England's fourth division, facing likely relegation to the Conference. There are currently six points between them and safety, where Wycombe Wanderers and Portsmouth currently reside.

While League Two may seem like a backwards step for Shaq, he's certainly not going somewhere to play meaningless games, or where he'll get benched for no good reason at all. They need a spark and are probably counting on Shaq to provide it.