Alan McInally says he's been screaming about Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier's quality for years

Kieran Trippier has had to bide his time for chances at Tottenham Hotspur.

Alan McInally has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on 13 February, that he has been ‘screaming’ about Kieran Trippier’s quality ever since he was at Burnley.

Trippier moved to Tottenham Hotspur from Turf Moor last summer, and he has been eased into life with the North London club.

The 25-year-old did not make a Premier League start until December, but his role has grown in importance throughout 2016.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has generally rotated his full-backs more recently with Trippier having to battle it out with Kyle Walker for a place on the right side of Spurs’ defence.

Trippier has progressively improved his performances, and he netted his first goal for the Lilywhites in their 1-0 victory over Watford two weekends’ ago.

And McInally said: “I’ve been screaming about this boy since he was at Burnley, saying he’s one of the best getting forward.

“His delivery is first class, and he hardly gives the ball away.”

Trippier looks set to play an important role for Tottenham as they look to compete on three fronts between now and the end of the campaign.

Spurs are aiming to win the Premier League, but they also remain in the Europa League and the FA Cup, meaning that their squad is set to be tested to its maximum in the coming months.

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