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Carroll looking for game time

Tom Carroll believes he had to secure a loan switch on deadline day in order to get important minutes under his belt.

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The England Under-21 international is held in high regard by parent club Tottenham Hotspur, but they have allowed him to link up with Championship outfit Queens Park Rangers.

Carroll has taken the decision to step down into the second tier in an effort to find regular football.

At 21 years of age he needs to be playing if he is to kick on, and appreciates that he would have found himself on the fringes of things had he stayed at White Hart Lane.

Carroll said on his move: "I could have stayed at Spurs and sat on the bench but at this stage of my career I feel I need to be playing."

The promising midfielder would appear to be in fine form at present and is enjoying being part of Gareth Southgate's new-look Young Lions, with more emphasis being placed on possession football.

After starring for the U21s in a victory over Moldova on Thursday, he said: "I think the lads enjoy playing that way. Most of us play that way for our clubs, so it would be good to play the same way on international duty.

"That's certainly the way we play at Spurs and that's the type of football I enjoy."

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terling needs to be told though that upon entering the Arsenal squad he will re-enact the final scene from Highlander where he will be thrown around a warehouse by cartoon dragons and then be a mere mortal that will only ever spend three to four weeks a season playing football and the rest on the physio's bed. There can be only one.....player available at The Emirates.

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he game changed in our favour when Carrick came on. We were able to play further up the pitch due to having a player who can give and go with the ball and keep possession. Yet barkley made some runs and Townsend scored a good goal but carrick's inclusion and chiellini's withdrawal made the biggest difference to the flow of the game

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o, you've not silenced anyone Andros, i'm afraid. We know you can score a great goal, and it's really handy to have your direct running and willingness to shoot on the bench. But until you can do the other things expected of a winger (beat the man, put a decent cross in, stay wide etc) then you can't expect more than a regular cameo. Wonderful goal though, what a hit! No wonder Buffon wanted the shirt.

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