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Spurs starlet explains loan exit

Tom Carroll says he needs first team football

By | 8th September 2013

Young Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll has explained his loan departure from White Hart Lane, saying that it purely comes down to the pursuit of first team football. Carroll is already well on his way to becoming an England international one day as he is currently enjoying a blossoming career for England’s under-21 side. Carroll most recently starred in the England under-21′s 1-0 win over Moldova for new manager Gareth Southgate, and following the international break will link up with Harry Redknapp’s QPR side.

With Spurs bringing in heavy reinforcements during this summer’s transfer window, Carroll decided to go out on loan. Redknapp previously managed Tottenham so will already be familiar with Carroll, though the midfielder has had two consecutive loan spells with Leyton Orient and Derby County.

“I could have stayed at Spurs and sat on the bench but at this stage of my career I feel I need to be playing,” Carroll said of his loan move to Queens Park Rangers, according to¬†Sky Sports.

Carroll’s chances of playing in Andre Villas Boas’ side look extremely slim following the arrivals of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, and Christian Eriksen. The center of Tottenham’s midfield is also occupied by Sandro and Mousa Dembele, pushing Carroll way down in the pecking order.

Aside from discussing his loan move to Queens Park Rangers, Carroll also recently took to Twitter to express his pleasure at grabbing his first start for the England under-21 side.

“Pleased to have made my 1st start for the U21′s last night, good performance and result!” Carroll tweeted.

QPR take on Birmingham this coming weekend in what could be Carroll’s debut for the club.

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