Spurs youngster Grant Hall agrees to Birmingham loan next season

Young defender Grant Hall impressed on loan at Swindon last year, and will now try his hand at Championship football with Birmingham City.

Tottenham continue to produce an impressive batch of youngsters at the club - what's more, they now have an impressive, and progressive manager at the helm who will give players that prove themselves a chance in the first team.

Grant Hall, is one such promising Spurs player, and has just finished a full season of League One football at Swindon Town, featuring 34 times as the Robins narrowly missed out on the playoffs.

His form has been enough to convince Birmingham City, a side that made the most of loan transfers last year, to bring him to St Andrew's next year and try him a division higher. The 22-year-old centre back is a big, powerful player, who is highly thought of at Tottenham, and if he performs well in the second city he will know he may be given a chance in Spurs' expensively assembled first team squad.

Tim Sherwood had set the tone for integrating youngsters into the team, but at times his selection tended to reek of an inability to manage the established players the way he could the younger players, and it always seemed likely the former Blackburn title winner was merely a short term measure at White Hart Lane.

Mauicio Pochettino gave a whole host of Southampton youngsters opportunities at St Mary's, with many proving themselves more than ready for the Premier League.

Spurs have made good use of the loan system in recent years, with several players emerging from loan spells in lower divisions to seize regular Premier League playing time, and Hall will be the latest to hope he can return from a spell in the Championship to challenge for a first team squad role under Pochettino.

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