Will Alex Pritchard make an appearance for Tottenham this season, if Brentford miss the play-offs?

Tottenham Alex Pritchard

Alex Pritchard’s loan with Brentford can end this weekend, so can he end his season with Tottenham?

Brentford are two points off the final play-off place, and with Derby looking back to form, the Bees are hoping for a miracle to see themselves in with a chance of promotion.

A run of poor form earlier in the campaign truly ended their play-off hopes, but that has not stopped them putting in some amazing performances. One man in particular has impressed in the heart of their attacking play - Alex Pritchard.

Pritchard joined the club on loan from Tottenham at the start of the season, and he has missed just one Championship game. In 44 appearances he has registered 11 goals and seven assists, and his form has had many calling for Mauricio Pochettino to include him in his Premier League squad for next season.

However, if Brentford do miss out of the play-offs, he will end his season with them this weekend, meaning he could yet make an appearance for Spurs this term - just his second for the Lilywhites.

Pritchard will return to White Hart Lane this weekend, arriving at Spurs with three games of the Premier League season left. If they lose to Manchester City on Sunday, it is likely that their chances of Europa League football will slip away, meaning that Pochettino should look at the three fixtures as a chance to utilise players and formations in preparation for next season.

Of everyone available, Pritchard is the most deserving of a chance after his incredible season.

Having started the season at the age of 21-years-old, he does not have to be named in Tottenham's seasonal Premier League squad, meaning he can be selected for action, and it is hard to see why Pochettino would not use him with little to play for.

The Europa League might still be Spurs’ ambition, and they can quite easily still secure that finish with a good run of results. However, testing out for next season could be more important than securing football in Europe’s secondary competition, and Pritchard should be rewarded for his excellent form with a chance to impress Pochettino ahead of a breakthrough season next term.

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