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Portsmouth loan Tottenham Hotspur youngster Anton Walkes

Portsmouth loan Spurs youngster
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Portsmouth announce that they have signed Tottenham Hotspur youngster Anton Walkes on a loan deal for the rest of the season.

Tottenham Hotspur have allowed defender Anton Walkes to spend the rest of the season on loan at Portsmouth.

Walkes has made just one appearance for the Spurs first team - which came in the EFL Cup in September 2016 - but the 20-year-old recently returned from a loan spell at MLS side Atlanta United.

Manager Kenny Jackett has now brought in three youngsters during January - with Sylvain Deslandes and Connor Ronan both arriving from Wolverhampton Wanderers - but the Welshman is confident that Walkes can add something different to his first-team squad.

The 56-year-old told the club's official website: "He can play in midfield, the centre of defence or at right-back and he's an athletic player, so we're pleased to add him for the rest of the season.

"The experience of coming to a club like Pompey will be a good one for him and he'll be keen to help us move towards the top six. He's someone I have a lot of time for and think he's got a very bright future. He's certainly got all the tools to succeed."

Walkes scored twice in 20 appearances during his time with Atlanta in the MLS.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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