Macclesfield Town manager Daryl McMahon admits that Tottenham Hotspur loanee Jack Roles showed ‘terrific technique’ to score a brilliant volley as the Silkmen were held to a 2-2 draw by Cambridge United on Saturday, as reported by Cambridgeshire Live.
At least one player with a Spurs connection enjoyed his weekend.
While Harry Kane, Heung Min Son and co drew a blank during a shocking 3-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion, Roles scored one of the best goals anywhere in the Football League during a fourth tier clash between Cambridge and Macclesfield.
Latching onto a clearance from his own clipped pass, Roles fizzed a sublime 35-yard strike into the far corner of the Macclesfield net, channelling his inner Tom Huddlestone with a shot that was all about control and accuracy, not to mention no little technique.
“It was a great strike,” conceded opposition manager McMahon, who remembers a young Roles from his time as a coach at Tottenham.
“To be fair the lad who scored the goal, Jack Roles, I know him really well. I worked with him at Tottenham, and he’s an outstanding goalscorer and that was a terrific technique to score the goal.”
Roles has scored just twice in nine games since joining Cambridge but he’s certainly capable of finding the net far more regularly from the centre of midfield. He netted 11 times for Spurs’ U23 side last season and, after a rather sluggish start to life in League Two, Roles is now starting to look the part at senior level.
Tottenham could certainly do with his ability to produce something out of nothing right now.
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