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Breakthrough soon? 21-year-old Tottenham prospect Grant Ward excited for pre-season

Tottenham youngster Grant Ward is excited for pre-season.

Grant Ward - Tottenham HotspurGrant Ward - Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Grant Ward is looking forward to trying to make an impression when pre-season resumes.

Ward spent last season on loan at Rotherham United in the Championship where he established himself as a regular, and was handed a contract extension at Spurs midway through the season.

Grant Ward at Rotherham United against BurnleyGrant Ward at Rotherham United against Burnley

As the resumption of club football nears, Ward sent a message last night on Instagram expressing how keen he is to get back involved.

grantward_Summer is nearly over, looking forward to get back at it again, in a couple of days...

Ward was loaned to Rotherham in early July last year, and while he played in a post-season friendly in 2014/15, this is his first chance in a year to impress Mauricio Pochettino first hand.

Grant Ward in action for Coventry CityGrant Ward in action for Coventry City

Ward is 21-years-old and is evidently a player Spurs rate highly given the new contract he recently signed.

Pre-season will provide a fantastic opportunity for him to show what he can do, with Eric Dier, Dele Alli, and Mousa Dembele all set to miss the majority of it due to their Euro 2016 involvement.

In showing how excited he is to get started, Ward demonstrates that mentally he is up to the challenge, and is prepared. Now he needs to show his quality on the pitch.

Rotherham United's Grant Ward in action with Leeds United's Luke Murphy and Lewis CoyleRotherham United's Grant Ward in action with Leeds United's Luke Murphy and Lewie Coyle

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