Neil Warnock outlines Tottenham Hotspur's plans for Grant Ward

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The Spurs youngster has been on loan at Warnock's Rotherham United this season.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward has impressed on loan at Rotherham United this season, winning the Championship side's young player of the year award earlier this week.

But he hasn't done enough to land a place in Mauricio Pochettino's first team, warned Millers boss Neil Warnock during an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield on Thursday.

Ward has played 42 times for Rotherham, scoring twice and providing one assist, and is due back at White Hart Lane at the end of the campaign.

Warnock, who arrived at the New York Stadium in February, says the 21-year-old is "10 times the player he was" back then, though despite this he expects the former Chicago Fire and Coventry City loanee to be farmed out again next term.

Asked if he could see Ward playing in the Premier League one day, Warnock told BBC Radio Sheffield. "I think, no doubt, he’ll go back out on loan next season.

"I don’t know whereabouts, whether Rotherham will have a chance or not, or whether he’ll go elsewhere.

"He’ll not get in the Tottenham team at the moment, he needs experience."

Another Spurs youngster, Alex Pritchard, has endured a difficult campaign having returned to White Hart Lane following a spell in the Championship with Brentford, and Warnock believes another spell in the second tier would do Ward no harm.

He added: "You don’t get much tougher places than the Championship. For example at Hillsborough (during March's 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday), in that atmosphere, I thought he did ever so well. He took a lot of pressure off us at times.

"He’s grown up an awful lot for a young man."

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