Ndombele Lyon’s absence explained, Parrott and Clarke’s joy, John’s concern – Tottenham’s latest loan


These few days have been very good for Tottenham Hotspur.

Starting the week in style with a convincing 5-0 victory over Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to increase the pressure on their front four rivals, a number of the club’s loanees have also enjoyed great success over the past week. .

With a Tottenham star reaching the final of a domestic competition, three loanees were on their respective clubs’ scoresheets.

Alfie Whiteman was the last to leave earlier this month after returning to Sweden to re-sign with Degerfors. The marksman will play friendlies and enjoy a pre-season before the start of this year’s Allsvenskan campaign in early April.

So how exactly have the rest of Spurs fared over the past week? football.london have a look.

Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)

Ndombele was absent from the Lyon side last Friday for their comfortable 4-1 win at struggling Lorient.

A regular in the team before, the Frenchman suffered from muscle pain, which forced Peter Bosz to do without him for the Ligue 1 clash.

The midfielder has since recovered and is in their squad for Wednesday’s Europa League round of 16 against Porto in Portugal.



Tanguy Ndombele was absent for Lyon this weekend

Making four appearances for the French side since returning to Groupama Stadium on transfer deadline day, the 25-year-old has one assist to his name so far.

Lyon return to Ligue 1 on Sunday against Rennes, a side Ndombele has faced before this season after playing against them for Spurs in the Europa Conference League.

Bryan Gil (Valencia)

Gil has had a good week at Valencia after helping his loanee club reach the Copa del Rey final.

All square at 1-1 ahead of their semi-final second leg clash against Athletic Bilbao, Valencia cruised to a 1-0 win to spark wild scenes inside and outside the Mestalla.

Gil and his team-mates joined the fans after the game to celebrate their success and it resulted in thousands of supporters who had gathered in the streets for the Spurs ace to stay at the club.

Having started against Bilbao in midweek, the Spain international was given the last 17 minutes off the bench in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Granada as they claimed three straight wins in all competitions.

Valencia travel to Getafe on Saturday afternoon in their next league game.

Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)

It wasn’t a good week for Lo Celso and Villarreal as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat against Osasuna.

Needing points to mount the pressure on his Champions League rivals, Ezequiel Avila scored the game’s only goal in the 63rd minute.

Lo Celso played 77 minutes in Pamplona but couldn’t help his side find the breakthrough as they only managed one shot on target.



Giovani Lo Celso finds his form in Spain for Villarreal
Giovani Lo Celso finds his form in Spain for Villarreal

The Yellow Submarins host Celta Vigo on Saturday before traveling to Turin to face Juventus in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg four days later.

Pope Matar Sarr (Mez)

Sarr’s ups and downs of recent months continued last weekend as Metz lost 1-0 to Saint-Etienne.

Playing the full match the previous week in their 0-0 draw with Nantes, the Senegal international was back on the bench at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard as the hosts claimed all three points to keep Metz in the relegation zone.

The Tottenham midfielder did get some game time though, as he came on in the 65th minute for Boubacar Traore.

Taking part in 14 of his 22 league matches in 2021/22, he will be hoping for better luck on Sunday when Metz take on Lens.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic)

Celtic maintained their three-point lead over Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership with two wins last week.

Victorious against St Mirren in their first encounter as they went down 2-0 at Celtic Park, Carter-Vickers managed to score his third goal of the season with an impressive volley from close range to get his side ready .

His goal certainly impressed Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou.

“It was good, sometimes in games like this a free kick with someone who doesn’t normally score can escalate,” he told Celtic’s official website after the win.

“I thought Cameron and Carl [Starfelt] were outstanding today. They had a lot of ball and it was not easy to find gaps but they also remained disciplined in their production.



Cameron Carter-Vickers celebrates his goal in Celtic's win over St. Mirren
Cameron Carter-Vickers celebrates his goal in Celtic’s win over St. Mirren

“It was great to see Cameron get his reward and it put us on the right track to create more chances and take more control.”

The Scottish giants then recorded their first win at Livingston since 2007 at the weekend as they secured a 3-1 win.

Playing the full 90 minutes in his 25 league appearances for Celtic this season, Carter-Vickers, who would be of interest to a number of Premier League clubs, has three goals and one assist in 36 games this season.

Troy Parrott (MK Dons)

What a week it’s been for Parrott and MK Dons.

Picking up a huge three points last Saturday as they won 2-1 away to League One leaders Rotherham, MK secured five straight league wins with a 3-1 win over Cheltenham Town.

Parrott was influential against the Robins by scoring a brace to end his long scoring drought after failing to find the net since late October.

Leading in the opener with 26 minutes on the clock, the striker doubled his tally with five minutes remaining with an oblique drive that gave Owen Evans no chance in the Cheltenham goal.

Reflecting on the victory after the game, MK Dons boss Liam Manning had praise for the young striker.

“It was well deserved. He’s worked so hard for the team recently. It’s great to see him score goals tonight,” he said (via MK Citizen).

“We’ve been consistent with him, telling him to keep doing what he’s been doing. He wants to contribute and score goals, but it’s so much more than that. The players up front set the tone for us defensively, and the quality he has and the way he works, the goals will come.

Parrott also spoke after the game and said he was “buzzing” after finally being among the goals again.



Troy Parrott made a brilliant start to his loan spell at MK Dons after scoring two goals in three games
Troy Parrott ended his goal drought in MK Dons’ win over Cheltenham

“I got a lot of support from the fans, the gaffer and the boys. Seeing how happy everyone was to see me score was really overwhelming,” the striker explained (via MK Citizen).

“They show so much confidence in me and I can’t ask for much more. Hopefully that continues now.

“I had a lot of chances to score and it didn’t come but I’m in good shape tonight.

“For my confidence, it’s huge. The second goal, I didn’t even have to think about it, I just hit it and it went in. It’s a feeling that never gets old, especially so long without purpose. You could see what that meant to me.

Kion Etete (Town of Cheltenham)

Etete missed a meeting with fellow Tottenham player Parrott at Stadium MK on Tuesday night as he was out through injury.

Playing 77 minutes in Robins’ 4-0 win over Doncaster Rovers at the weekend, the leader did not make the trip to Milton Keynes due to an ankle problem.

“He felt his ankle again so it has to be dealt with,” manager Michael Duff said after the 3-1 loss, as Gloucestershire Live reported.

“He’s a young lad, everyone has seen how important he is to us, but we can’t afford to break him. Hopefully he’ll be available for Saturday.”

Scoring two goals in eight games for Cheltenham since his loan move in January, Etete will be keeping his fingers crossed that he can return on Saturday when his side travel to Morecambe.

Jack Clarke (Sunderland)

Clarke started in Sunderland’s League One encounter against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night after four successive appearances from the bench.

The winger managed to play the full game for the first time on his loan spell at Sunderland and he finished the game in style with a fine goal to wrap up a 3-1 win.

Driving to the box then rushing inside to fashion an opening, Clarke hit an unstoppable effort that flexed into the corner and duly rolled out to celebrate a crucial win in the promotion race.

He scored a seven in the Sunderland Echo player ratings with the review: “A waste of the ball for much of the first half but his perseverance paid off in the second with a big part in the first goal. His own effort to secure victory was an absolute stunner.”

Clarke will now look to really get going in what remains of the season as the Black Cats seek to earn promotion to the Championship.

Nile John (Charlton Athletic)

John is still waiting to make his senior debut for Charlton following his January loan move from Tottenham.

The 19-year-old midfielder has been an unused substitute on the bench in four of the Addicks’ last five games and his lack of action will not have been exactly welcomed by his parent club.

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Charlton travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday as they seek their first league win since early February.

Kacper Kurylowicz (Potters Bar Town)

The goalkeeper has been loaned out to non-league side Potters Bar Town, who play in the Isthmian Premier League.

The 20-year-old was an unused substitute on Tuesday night as his club on loan lost 2-1 to Hornchurch.

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