Tottenham youngster joins League 2 promotion hopefuls on loan

Date published: Wednesday 6th January 2021 12:07 - James Marshment

Jubril Okedina, Gwion Edwards

Tottenham defender Jubril Okedina has joined League Two Cambridge on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old is captain of the Tottenham under-23s side but is yet to make his senior debut.

Cambridge manager Mark Bonner welcomed his arrival at the Abbey Stadium on the club website.

“We are pleased to add Jubril to our squad for the second half of the season,” he said. “We look forward to overseeing this period of his development.

“This will be a good experience for Jubril as it’s his first senior loan and he offers us good competition and cover in the defensive unit.

“Jubril is motivated to push for a place in the team and his attitude, defensive qualities and athleticism make him a good addition.”

Cambridge are currently fifth in the League Two table, just five points adrift of top dogs Carlisle United.


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Hojbjerg’s message to Dasilva

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, meanwhile, has joked that Brentford’s Josh Dasilva owes him a new shinpad after he was left with a nasty gash in his shin.

Goals from Moussa Sissoko and Son Heung-min sent Spurs to the Carabao Cup final in Tuesday’s semi-final.

But Dasilva’s second-half challenge on Denmark midfielder Hojbjerg proved a big point of controversy. The Brentford star clashed with Hojbjerg’s leg with his studs up.

Writing on Twitter, Hojbjerg insisted he would not hold a grudge with the Bees midfielder.

 

The midfielder wrote: “Of course you didn’t mean it. So don’t worry. I’m a viking and I am fine. But… You owe me a new shin pad.

“You have a great future ahead. Be strong & keep working hard. Best of luck to you and your team. Big hug, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.”

Spurs made a strong start with Sissoko’s goal. Brentford then thought they had equalised through Ivan Toney’s header just after the hour mark.

However, the forward was offside and, not long after, Son provided the sucker-punching second goal to help Spurs increase their advantage.

READ MORE: Mourinho declares where Tottenham attention will turn after reaching final

 

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