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Tottenham’s Roles loaned to Cambridge United

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Jack Roles packs his scrolls.

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More loans! This time it’s Cartilage Free Captain’s favorite lanky U23 utility midfielder/forward, Jack Roles, who has packed his stoles and will no doubt stack folios in Cambridge via a five-month loan at Cambridge United.

It’s the first loan of any kind for Jack, and it’s a big opportunity for him to start getting regular football at the League Two level after impressing with Spurs’ U23s. Jack Roles whacked goals a plenty last season, scoring 11 times and dishing out six assists with the development squad, and at age 20 it’s time he started getting some first team minutes somewhere.

Cambridge struggled in the Football League last season, sacking their manager in December before Colin Calderwood guided them to safety — barely — finishing 21st place in League Two.

Calderwood seemed excited to have Jack on board, as hinted on the U’s website after the signing.

”This opportunity has arisen due to Tottenham’s ambition for Jack to gain further experience out on loan. Jack showed no hesitation in coming here either and in fact it was his eagerness to come to Cambridge United once we put an offer forward that has allowed the move to be pushed through so quickly. It has also been an easy loan to make happen from a financial point of view.

Jack Roles scores goals, is the feedback we receive from everybody when they speak about him so we’re delighted to have Jack here. We’re hopeful he can add further threat to our attacking options.”

Cambridge is a pretty upper crust city, what with the university there and all. Hopefully good stuff rubs off on him while he’s there on loan. Good luck to Jack Roles, mack prole.