Tottenham loanee Grant Ward sets up goal on Coventry debut

Ricoh Arena Coventry City

Coventry City recorded a 3-2 win over Chesterfield in League One, with Spurs' Grant Ward playing a key role.

Young Spurs midfielder Grant Ward signed for League One strugglers Coventry City on loan this week, and wasted no time in making an impact on his debut away to Chesterfield.

Ward, who spent most of 2014 on loan at Chicago Fire, set up Sanmi Odelusi for Coventry's second midway in the second half in a 3-2 win that moved the Sky Blues three points clear of the relegation places. The Londoner impressed across the 90 minutes, especially when he beat his man before smartly crossing for Odelusi's goal.

The appearance at the Proact Stadium was Ward's first in English football, and emphasised just why Spurs are interested in keeping hold of him into his twenties.

Tottenham have famously had plenty of success developing their youngsters through loan moves to the lower divisions. Though the likes of Harry Kane, Ryan Mason and Andros Townsend all needed more than one temporary move away in order to get their chance at White Hart Lane, they did get that opportunity eventually, even at the age of 23 in Mason's case.

Ward has only recently turned 20, and has enjoyed a season of regular football in MLS where he hinted at some real potential.

The winger now has the opportunity to get another 10 games under his belt at League One level, before trying once more to catch Mauricio Pochettino's eye in pre-season.

And if he is setting up and contributing to goals for Coventry like he did against Chesterfield, it promises to be a very rewarding period.

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