Tottenham have confirmed that powerful striker Ryan Loft has joined Exeter City on loan until the end of the season. Spurs confirmed the 20-year-old’s temporary exit via their official Twitter account, posting a brief message wishing him good luck for the rest of the season.
Loft played in all three of Spurs’ EFL Trophy games this term, scoring in a 2-2 draw at Luton in August. The youngster has come through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur but Loft is yet to make his senior debut for Spurs.
Loft spent a short spell on loan at Braintree Town during the 2015/2016 campaign while last season, the player made his English Football League debut with Exeter City’s Sky Bet League Two rivals Stevenage. When the forward was at Stevenage last season, he made 9 leagues appearances for them but failed to score a goal.
Loft joins Exeter City in search of his first senior goal. The player has made 9 first-team outings to date, all of which came at previous club Stevenage. However, he is yet to find the back of the net in his senior career. The striker is a target man and was described by Stevenage boss Darren Sarll as being like Duncan Ferguson, and signed for Spurs after stints in Dartford and Ebbsfleet United’s youth set ups.
He has already played in an Exeter shirt this season, impressing on trial in a reserve game against Brentford two weeks ago (Devon Live).
Paul Tisdale’s Exeter City have impressed in Sky Bet League Two this season. The Grecians are currently in 5th position in the league table while they have a real chance of gaining automatic promotion to the third tier of English football.
Loft clearly impressed during his trial at Exeter City, as they moved quickly to take him on loan. He would be desperate to get on the score-sheet in League Two this time around, after failing to contribute at Stevenage.
With the current attackers in the first-team, it is definitely an uphill task for the academy graduates to break into the first-team. Mauricio Pochettino is keen to involve as many academy kids as he can in the first-team but he has the task of mixing it up with talent and experience in a bid to challenge for silverware.
As far as Loft is concerned, he has a golden opportunity at Exeter to lead the club to promotion to the next tier. We wish him all the luck for the rest of the season.