Brentford boss comments on former Spurs trainee David Button

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Brentford boss Mark Warburton says David Button's mentality was affected when he was loaned out early in his career.

Brentford manager Mark Warburton has explained to the Richmond and Twickenham Times how he feels David Button has become the best goalkeeper in the Championship.

Warburton has had a slight stab at the way Tottenham Hotspur handled the 25-year-old during the early part of his career, suggesting that a number of loan spells affected his mentality.

“In my opinion David Button is the best keeper in the league,” he said.

“He went out on loan a number of times earlier in his career and had a number two mentality.”

“But now he works hard every single day and it shows.”

According to his Wiki page, Button endured 13 loan moves during the time his contract was owned by Tottenham.

Thee obvious threat and worry that created is that he’d never be able to settle but he seems to have found his calling at Brentford after a brief move to Charlton Athletic.

Button will have the chance to prove Tottenham wrong if the Bees can get promoted by the end of the season and as things stand, they’re in a very good position.

The team are well inside the play-off places and just a single point away from top place in the Championship.

It’s difficult to be too harsh on Spurs because they didn’t really have a choice in terms of the number of loan spells they approved of.

On the one hand, they could have kept him at the club to compete for a number one place but on the other, they wanted him to play games and develop.

He’ll be determined to firstly, get into the top flight and secondly, to perform on the big stage at White Hart Lane.

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