On-loan Bostock returns to Spurs

26 January 2010 06:01
The 18-year-old midfielder has fallen out of favour with Bees boss Andy Scott in recent matches, and has failed to appear since the 3-1 victory over Carlisle on January 16.[LNB]Bostock agreed a temporary move to Griffin Park back in November - scoring twice on his debut against Millwall - but has found life in League One difficult ever since.[LNB]Spurs manager Harry Redknapp will now sit down with Bostock as he attempts to reignite the former Crystal Palace star's stuttering career.[LNB]Redknapp admits the loan deal has not turned out how he had hoped, and recalled days gone-by when England stars Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Rio Ferdinand all cut their teeth successfully in the lower leagues.[LNB]"Brentford haven't renewed the loan," Redknapp told the London Evening Standard.[LNB]"He was on the bench on Saturday and the Saturday before. But they haven't got a divine right to play because they come from Tottenham. If they're not playing well enough then they don't get picked, do they?[LNB]"I keep harping back to when I loaned boys like Rio and Frank out. Frank went to Swansea and was fantastic. Michael Carrick was at Swindon and I was getting calls saying they'd not seen anyone like him since Glenn Hoddle.[LNB]"And then you know you've got a player, don't you? That's what you're looking for when you loan them out, you're looking for them to make a real impact wherever they go. And when you get them back you think, 'Stick him in the team'. That's what you want."[LNB]And while the robust style of football favoured in League One presents a different challenge altogether for younger players, Redknapp admits it is important to be able to adapt.[LNB]"It's a different kind of football but Frank did it when he was at Swansea," he said.[LNB]"I went down to see him play at the Vetch, ankle-deep mud, and he was fantastic. It didn't bother him, he got on with it. You have to adjust.[LNB]"He's (Bostock) got terrific ability, you just hope he will do it. Maybe I need to get him working and training with the first XI, get him in the squad and see what he can do."[LNB][LNB]

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