Tottenham Hotspur have allowed young striker Kazaiah Sterling a chance to get first-team experience yet again this season with a loan spell at Doncaster Rovers.
The striker had a difficult second half of last season on loan at Sunderland but put it behind him with a brace in Tottenham’s opening under-23 game of the campaign.
This season he will play at the Keepmoat Stadium under the guidance of the Yorkshire club’s new boss Darren Moore.
He spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield’s Football Heaven programme after the 3-2 win over Fleetwood Town this weekend, in which Sterling came on for his debut.
He explained just exactly what he expects from the Tottenham talent.
“I just think with Kazaiah he offers us that extra dimension. He wants to get in behind defences.
“Once he settles down you’ll see his strengths and his quality.
“He’s powerful, he’s very quick and also, as well as that, he leads the line well. So I wanted to get him in because I just felt that in time, over the weeks when he settles down, he’ll give us another edge and another dimension, to us that we’ve we needed.”
Tottenham fans have long wondered if Sterling might be able to make the breakthrough to the first-team at the club.
However, he has not been able to progress significantly in that manner and young Irishman Troy Parrott appeared to overtake him in the pecking order next term.
Hopefully, working under Moore at Doncaster can prove a big help to the player’s development going forward.
If so, Tottenham might still have a future first-team player on their hands.