'Victim of his own success' - Exclusive: Robinson claims Spurs hot prospect may need loan move
Paul Robinson says that promising Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp might be best pushing for a loan move to boost his development.
The former Spurs and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 19-year-old has been a victim of his own success since breaking through into the first-team.
The central midfielder played 12 times for the Lilywhites last season, including two starts in the Premier League, but he has managed just 12 top-flight minutes under his belt this campaign.
Having seen the youngster struggle to keep his place among the senior side, Robinson says he might be best off finding a temporary move to give him the necessary playing time.
Robinson told Football Insider: “I just think he’s the victim of his own success because he’s been in and around the first-team squad but he’s got players ahead of him – the likes of Winks, Ndombele, Sissoko, Wanyama, just to name a few – who play in his position.
“I’m not so sure what’s going on with him at the moment. I think for him, game time would be good due to, obviously, a lack of opportunities at Spurs because of the players he’s got in front of him.
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“For a player of his age, it would not be a bad thing to go and get some game time.”
Skipp has a total of 18 first-team appearances under his belt since breaking through the youth team in north London, while he made his England under-21 debut back in October.