Spurs man Stirling to aid the Blues cause

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Kazaiah Sterling, has joined Sky Bet League Two strugglers, Southend United on a four-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old has been with the Lilywhite since the age of 16 and has spent similar loans spells with Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient in recent seasons.

Sterling is yet to make his Premier League bow with the North Londoners but has appeared in the UEFA Champions League, arriving as a second-half substitute during the 3-0 victory over Apoel Nicosia back in 2017.

Speaking to www.southendunited.co.uk about the signing, Blues boss, Mark Molesley, enthused: “He’s a player we’ve courted for some time now.

“We’ve done our research and watched him a lot and he’s one that’s been at the top of our list to try and bring in.

“Being around Tottenham’s U23s, he’s had a couple of loan moves already and he’s highly recommended from our scouting department and other people around him. He comes with good character references, he’s had a fantastic footballing education at Tottenham and he’s a player to be very excited about.

Molesley continued: “The fact that Tottenham have trusted us to improve one of their players is great and I’m sure he’s going to bring a lot of value, so we’re delighted to welcome him to the football club.

“He’s very quick, aggressive, predominantly plays up front but can also play wide. He definitely gives us another option.

“I’m thankful to Tottenham for loaning one of their top talents to us and also the Chairman for allowing us to get this deal over the line ahead of stiff competition.”

Stirling could feature for the Blues against Exeter City at Roots Hall Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Brian Jeeves

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