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Swindon midfielder Pritchard wants Spurs chance

Swindon Town midfielder Alex Pritchard hopes to have a future with parent club Tottenham.

Tim Sherwood, technical coordinator at Spurs, has sent a clutch of young players Swindon's way, with Ryan Mason and Grant Hall also on loan. Pritchard knows club staff are monitoring his progress and hopes he can eventually replicate the likes of Andros Townsend and Steven Caulker by returning to the top flight.

He said: "When all the players came in at Spurs there was not really going to be a chance for me. So the only way I can get proper football, playing in front of crowds, is going out on loan.

"That's the best way for it. It's just one of those things. I think in general it has got more difficult with a lot of foreign players - but you can't blame them, they're quality.

"Playing in the Premier League is the aim for any kid. I've just got to keep working hard and playing good football on a consistent basis.

"I know Tim and everybody like that goes to watch the loan boys. It's happened at enough clubs - Steven Caulker did it too. It's got to be done."

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