BBC pundit: This Tottenham fringe man has impressed me
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit and former West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon has revealed he’s been impressed by Tottenham fringe man Ben Davies’ performances.
The 23-year-old has stepped into the left wing-back role for Spurs in recent matches due to star Danny Rose suffering an injury.
In the Wales international’s five appearances since stepping in for Rose he has helped Spurs to four victories from six matches with one defeat and one loss.
He is now preparing to line-up for his national team against the Republic of Ireland and fellow countryman Gabbidon is a fan of the Tottenham squad man.
“Suspensions and injuries meant Coleman switched to a 4-4-2 formation in November’s draw with Serbia but, with a full-strength squad at his disposal now, I think he’ll go back to his favoured wing-backs system in Dublin,” wrote Gabbidon in his column for the BBC Sport website.
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“Ben Davies has impressed at left wing-back for Tottenham recently, but I think he’ll stay in his usual position for Wales on the left side of the back three.”
Davies has been at Tottenham since the summer of 2014, completing a move from Swansea with teammate Michel Vorm, as Gylfi Sigudsson moved in the opposite direction.
He has since played in 80 matches for the club, returning one goal and seven assists from his defensive position.
At his young age Davies still has time to become a key player for Tottenham and with four years remaining on his contract, fans will be hoping he continues to impress.
There is however hopes that Rose will return after the international break, meaning Davies may have to move back into his reduced role for now.
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