West Brom coach Dave Kemp explains why Alex Pritchard is in an awkward position on loan

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion’s assistant manager Dave Kemp has been speaking to the Birmingham Mail about Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Alex Pritchard’s failure to break through since his loan move.

The 22-year-old moved to The Hawthorns in January after recovering from a serious injury that robbed him of the chance to show what he could do at White Hart Lane this season.

Sensibly, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino thought a loan move would be the best option following his return to fitness, but unfortunately for Pritchard his chances have been limited at the Baggies.

The attacking midfielder has only played on three occasions to date, featuring for a total of 66 minutes in the Premier League and just eight minutes in the FA Cup.

That said, the Tottenham youngster did come off the bench for West Brom in their last match prior to the international break so he could get more chances to impress between now and May.

“He’s a good footballer, no question about that,” Kemp told the Birmingham Mail. “It’s awkward when everybody else is playing poorly, it’s not easy.

“It wasn’t the best stage for him (against Norwich) because the team’s not playing well.”

Pritchard enjoyed a wonderful loan spell at Championship side Brentford last season, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists to help them earn a play-off place.

As a result many Tottenham fans expected him to get plenty of chances but an injury setback put paid to that and it will be interesting to see if he can get his career back on track 12 months on.

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