Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alex Pritchard has revealed that he is still hoping to make it at White Hart Lane.
The tricky winger has been loaned out to Peterborough United, Swindon Town and, most recently, Brentford in the past three seasons, but he says that he is aiming to make enough of an impact on his current loan spell to make an impression on the Spurs management team.
The 21-year-old has been a mainstay in their side so far, too, as they have climbed the table to reach some impressive heights in the embryonic second-division table.
The England youth international is now hoping to build on his encouraging early-showings and prove that he has enough to make it back it his parent club.
"The club [Tottenham] told me to go out and play some football because I am only going to improve with the more games I play," Pritchard said in a question and answer session with the London Evening Standard. "Signing a new deal was great and, hopefully, I can go back there next season and see what happens. Hopefully, I will catch their eye this season but I am just concentrating on Brentford for now and I want to work hard in the Championship.
"A lot of players have done it so you have got to keep working hard and things might happen for you. Spurs keep in contact with you when you are on loan and they come and watch games to see how you are progressing.
"It is great being at a big club like Spurs but at the same time it is important to go out and play regular football."
Pritchard is one of Brentford's key creative outlets and his performances so far have certainly been eye-catching enough to make an impact.
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The exciting winger has already opened his account at Griffin Park and his willingness to run with the ball has also been particularly evident.
Pritchard was in the League One team of the season last year, following his performance at Swindon, and he has carried this momentum over.
It remains to be seen whether he can make the step-up to Spurs' first-team, as he is hoping to do, but he is certainly proving a valuable asset in the Football League and if his development curve continues there is no reason he cannot follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane and Andros Townsend and break into Mauricio Pochettino's first-team in the future.