It's been another week of mixed fortunes for Tottenham's group of players out on loan across England and Europe.
Spurs have eight players spread out across clubs in the Football League, Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands, all of them trying to catch the attention of either Ange Postecoglou or prospective new clubs. Some have suffered from injuries which have affected their loan moves while others have just not got the game time they expected, although some have impressed at their new homes.
Here's how Tottenham's eight loan players fared over the past week.
Joe Rodon is the toast of Leeds at the moment with praise from all corners and most fans pushing for the club to sign the Wales international from Tottenham next summer.
The 26-year-old again was a mainstay of Daniel Farke's defence with yet another 90 minutes to his name as they won 2-1 at Elland Road against Plymouth, the week after their big 1-0 win at leaders Leicester.
Leeds now sit third in the Championship and Rodon got plenty of praise for his performance at the weekend. After getting a score of nine against the Foxes, the centre-back received an eight in Leeds Live's player ratings this time around with the glowing review: "Another virtually flawless performance in defence from the Wales international. Mopped up the danger when Plymouth did get the better of his team-mates."
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Rodon's Spurs team-mate and fellow Wales international Ben Davies is delighted to see the centre-back doing so well.
"It is difficult," he said while on international duty this week. "Sometimes people forget how challenging it is going somewhere and then you have to move every nine months to a new place, but I think he really seems to have found himself a home at Leeds. Joe is a terrific player. Every time I play with him with Wales he is very solid, good on the ball and I think we have a good understanding. To see him have success at Leeds, it really does make me happy.
"Joe is one of my best mates in football, so we speak all the time. He is the type of player that, when he is at somewhere he is feeling valued and he is getting a good run of games, he is a really, really good defender and I think he is showing that right now."
He added: "I think it was a great opportunity to go there, he knew he was going to go there and play a lot of football and play at a massive club with ambitions of going back to the Premier League. He has started so well and he is enjoying it there."
Djed Spence is almost back in contention after two months out with a knee injury suffered soon after arriving at Leeds.
"Yes of course because when you want to bring him in you don’t expect and hope that he’s injured and out for such a long time,” Farke said when asked ahead of the weekend about his Spence frustration.
"He had a difficult pre-season and was then not involved in the first games. We always thought that it would last two, three, four weeks until he’s back in his rhythm, but after just two or two and a half weeks of team training, he got such an injury and was out for eight weeks. It’s always a bit annoying but it’s a long season and you have sometimes injuries and unlucky situations.
"You would always wish that each and every player is available and sharp but if you’re an experienced coach, you know that sometimes you can’t choose. He gets all our backing and all our support to bring as quickly and as soon as possible back to his best performance level.
"We need him right now as well because it was not just eight weeks he was missing, also difficult pre-season, he has to work even more disciplined and more professional than any other player to be back at his best level but I get a good feeling with him. He’s a good guy and he needs sometimes a push in order to be on it because he has so much potential but we don’t have to speak about his ability and potential.
"He’s got a good heart and hopefully we can bring the best out of him although he had this little setback with his injury."
Tanguy Ndombele has been back in the Galatasaray squad this week after a groin injury and a reported fall out with head coach Okan Buruk over a spot of junk food.
The Frenchman was absent for Galatasaray's past two matches against Caykur Rizespor and Kasimpasa but returned to the bench as an unused substitute for the 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich in the Champions League in midweek and then he sat among the substitutes again as the Turkish side lost to Hatayspor away in the Super Lig.
Ndombele's performances and preparations have come under the microscope, with reports in Turkey from various publications such as Fotospor, Yenicag and Kamu Son Haber, claiming that he was found to be eating junk food at home, including ordering a burger at his hotel base after the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich, despite following a planned dietary programme while at the club's training ground.
It was reported that this had sparked a late-night showdown with Galatasaray boss Okan Buruk, with some reports going on to suggest that the player was told that he would not play for the team until he had dropped his body weight down to 75kg. His struggles in Turkey have led to some talk in the local media that his loan deal could even be terminated in January if the two clubs can come to an agreement.
Ndombele will be hoping to use the international break to get back into contention before home matches against Alanyaspor and then Manchester United in their penultimate Champions League group stage game.
The Spaniard got his first Premier League start since September in Manchester United's 1-0 home win against Luton Town on Saturday.
Reguilon got a score of five in the Manchester Evening News' player ratings with the review: "As erratic and energetic as ever. Prone to the odd rash decision and had little influence in the final third until he slid in to cross for Bruno Fernandes."
The left-back had been an unused substitute in the 4-3 defeat at Copenhagen in the Champions League group stages in midweek.
Troy Parrott (Excelsior Rotterdam)
Troy Parrott grabbed an assist after making back-to-back starts for the first time for Excelsior Rotterdam as they drew 2-2 at Utrecht on Sunday.
The Republic of Ireland international was in fine form and could have scored a hat-trick himself. He sent a diving header on to the left-hand post towards the end of the first half. He forced the keeper into a flying save before the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the box and then another excellent stop with a curling effort from distance.
His flicked on header from a corner then set up Lazaros Lamprou to score Excelsior's second goal. However, the hosts found a way back including an added time equaliser from a corner.
After a nightmare start to his Augsburg loan with a knee injury, Japhet Tanganga was finally handed some positive news as he was named in the matchday squad for the first time last week for their away clash against Koln.
However, after that unused appearance on the bench, he was not in the squad for Augsburg's 1-1 draw at home to Hoffenheim at the weekend.
It remains to be seen whether the defender has had a setback or simply did not make the squad this time around. Tanganga now has until after the international break to get himself back in contention.
Scarlett's Ipswich Town loan spell sparked into life last weekend as the 19-year-old played a pivotal role off the bench in their 2-2 draw away at Birmingham City, with a hand in both goals as the Tractor Boys came from behind to rescue a point.
On Saturday, the England U21 international got 12 minutes from the bench in Ipswich's 3-2 victory in the Championship at home against a Swansea side that played the final 20 minutes with 10 men and Scarlett could have run into some trouble himself in the 81st minute.
The win put Kieran McKenna's team level on points with leaders Leicester and in East Anglian Daily Times' player ratings from the match, Scarlett was awarded a score of six with the review: "Picked up a booking which could've been a red with a stricter referee. Got stuck in but also missed some really good chances late on."
Alfie Devine's excellent loan at Port Vale continued with another 90 minutes to the 19-year-old's name in the 1-1 draw at Lincoln City.
The teenager has enjoyed plenty of development time in League One with three goals and three assists from midfield in 15 matches for Vale.
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