Twenty-two year old Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate and winger Shilow Tracey spent the first half of this season on loan in League One, with Shrewsbury Town. That loan expired in January. Now he’s heading back out on loan, but is dropping down a division to League Two.
Tottenham announced via social media today that the club has sent Tracey back out on loan, this time to Cambridge United.
Tracey’s loan to Shrewsbury... uhhhhhhh wasn’t great. While he played well in the EFL Trophy, scoring four goals including a hat trick against Crew Alexandria in November, he has pretty much been a non-factor in the league. He made only eight appearances for 244 minutes of action, with no goals and assists. He’s been on the bench or out of the side way more often than he has been on the pitch. That’s not great if you’re trying to prove to people that you can hack it at this level.
Dropping down a division on loan is probably reflective of where Shilow’s level really is. At age 22, this is probably it for Tracey — there’s little to no chance that he’s ever going to crack the lineup at Tottenham, so he’s playing more to get a good move to a lower-tier club. Cambridge is a club that has recent history with Tottenham: Jack Roles was on loan there last season and 20-year old Spurs defender Jubril Okedina is also currently at Cambridge also on loan. If he can get good minutes, it’s likely Cambridge or another League 2 club will come calling this summer.