Jack Roles produced a sublime display on his Football League debut. The Tottenham Hotspur youngster joined Cambridge United on loan until January and wasted no time making an impact.
Roles played 90 minutes as Cambridge extended their unbeaten run and moved into the automatic promotions spots. The U’s recorded a 3-2 win over Scunthorpe United with Roles playing an integral part in their victory.
The 20-year-old midfielder is highly rated by Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham. Roles was given a call-up to the pre-season sessions with the first-team squad to highlight his potential.
But Spurs decided to loan him out for some experience. Shortly after George Marsh and Anthony Georgiou were given loan exits, Roles followed them out the door and moved to Cambridge.
Is he actually a wizard?
He was so impressive that the club’s official Twitter account even asked if he was a wizard.
— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) August 20, 2019
Cambridge will be hoping that Roles can keep up the form he showed on his debut and get even better with regular playing time. His next match will be at home to Oldham Athletic at the weekend. Here are some tweets from Cambridge fans discussing Roles’ debut.
Looks as though he may well even get some appearances for Spurs later in the season, long term replacement for Eriksen potentially if he continues to develop, certainly has a glowing reputation from what I’ve seen.
— Johnooo ✌ (@thefamousFroMan) August 20, 2019
Jack Roles is going to be one hell of a player
— Jono Roope (@JonoRoope22) August 20, 2019
What a start from the lad! Thanks @SpursOfficial
— The Secret (non league) footballer (@TheSecretnonle1) August 20, 2019
Played really well last night ! Really busy always wanting the ball ! Deserved to score !!
— Nick matthews (@Nickmat79111082) August 21, 2019
Some player he will be, so smart on the ball
— Dom (@o7o797) August 21, 2019
Jack Roles. Looks a great find. Unbelievable technician.
— Under The Abbey Stand (@AbbeyStandPod) August 20, 2019