Tottenham Hotspur have players coming in, but there are also the usual raft of players departing, both permanently and on loan. Jack Roles is one of the latter. The 21 year old English-Cypriot attacking midfielder, a product of Spurs’ academy, is heading back out on loan according to The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshire, this time to League One side Burton Albion.
Understand #THFC midfielder Jack Roles is joining League One Burton Albion on loan.— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) September 17, 2020
Roles, 21, impressed when on loan at Cambridge United last season and has been in good form for the Spurs under-23s.
Seems like a good move for him.
Roles was one of the on-loan Spurs youngsters who impressed the most in his loan last season. Sent to League 2 side Cambridge United, he became a hit with the Cambridge faithful, scoring five goals in just over 1300 minutes of action before the L2 season was cancelled due to COVID.
Now he’s jumping a division, and that seems like a good thing. Burton Albion finished mid-table in similar circumstances last season, and this will be a good test to see if he can cope with an uptick in the level of competition. You might remember Burton Albion as it was the landing place for former Tottenham youth academy and child actor Will Miller.
I don’t know if Roles has a future at Tottenham Hotspur or not, but he certainly has talent and a good workrate. If the end result is we develop him for a couple of years then turn around and sell him to a Championship or lower-level Premier League club, that’s a good result for our academy. And who knows, maybe he takes off and ends up cracking Spurs’ first team eventually. After all, Jack Roles scores goals among many, many other things.
EDIT: It’s officially official, but only until January!