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Sherwood: Spurs must hold onto Carroll

Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood says Tom Carroll should have a big future at White Hart Lane.

Sherwood revealed his attempts to recall Carroll from his QPR loan to help boost his midfield options, which he says is missing the right type of player to make it a top Premier League winning side.

"We miss that player - I'm not saying (Mousa) Dembele can't do it because he can pick it up and he can dribble - but we miss someone who moves that ball and passes it between the lines very quickly, and he assists the assister.

"Gareth Bale needed that ball very quickly and I think Luka Modric got it to him very quickly. I think Tom Carroll was that player - he can do that, absolutely. I tried to bring Tom back (in January), it just wasn't possible."

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