Coventry City boss reveals plan to keep Tottenham Hotspur loanee Grant Ward next season

Tony Mowbray would like to keep the 20-year-old at the club next season.

Tottenham Hotspur's academy has recently the subject of much praise. The likes of Danny Rose, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Andros Townsend are currently enjoying spells in the Tottenham first-team. Then there is Harry Kane, who has scored a few goals this season.

But many of their top talents are also currently out on loan. Tom Carroll is with Swansea City, Alex Pritchard is shining at Brentford and Jordan Archer is at Millwall.

Then there is Grant Ward. The 20-year-old spent time on loan in America for much of last year with the Chicago Fire. He is currently at Coventry City until the end of the season and has impressed in the nine games he has played for the club in League One.

But Coventry boss Tony Mowbray knows it will be difficult to keep hold of Ward for next season. He told the Coventry Telegraph today:

"It’s about getting the balance and right club for the player...the relationship with Tottenham with John McDermot is good.

“If they feel that the next step in their progression is the Championship then I would have to accept that because the bottom line is they are not our players.

“They belong to them and they are going to try to progress them into their first team and if they think the best level for them is the next level up then so be it.

“I think Tottenham have enjoyed the fact that Grant has played so much game time for a young player and given the opportunity to play in a position he likes to play. So we’ll see what happens.”

Another season at Coventry would certainly not be a bad idea for Ward. He seems to be enjoying his time at the club and the Championship can be a steep learning curve he may not adapt to.

They clearly want to keep the player and if Tottenham are wise they will send him out for another season with the Sky Blues.

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