Warburton responds when asked whether Tottenham are concerned about Nathan Oduwa

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Mark Warburton has commented on Nathan Oduwa's situation with the club.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been asked by The Scottish Sun whether Tottenham are concerned about Nathan Oduwa - but he played down that idea.

Warburton used his connections in London to secure the signing of Arsenal ace Gedion Zelalem on loan until January, whilst Tottenham duo Oduwa and Dominic Ball also signed on season-long loan deals.

Ball has been most used as cover for Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan in defence, but winger Oduwa has played on a regular basis, and his performances out wide have impressed the Ibrox faithful.

The 20-year-old winger has dazzled with his back and trickery down the flanks, but his displays are often perceived as showboating, and defences are seemingly starting to target him.

Oduwa was hammered on a consistent basis against Livingston on Wednesday night, which ultimately let to the youngster being substituted with an injury.

With Oduwa taking his fair share of rough challenges, some have wondered whether Tottenham will be concerned about their young talent, with the strong tackles and injuries no doubt being picked up on by Spurs.

Reports from The Scottish Sun asked manager Warburton whether that was the case, but the Rangers boss played that down, saying that Spurs even sent somebody to watch Oduwa in action against Livingston, and then spoke to Rangers about his progression, suggesting they are happy to keep him at Ibrox.

"They had a representative with us on the day of the game," said Warburton. "He watched the game and talked for a couple of hours about his progress," he added.

Some will say that adjusting to the physicality of regular first-team football will be great for Oduwa's development, but the knocks and injuries will be something of a concern if they continue throughout the coming months.

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