Troy Parrott has had a frustrating few months but he may be about to get a new lease of life at Ipswich Town.
The 19-year-old Dubliner made his senior Republic of Ireland debut 15 months ago when he was hovering around the fringes of the Spurs first team.
He hasn't managed to break into Jose Mourinho's plans since, and endured a disappointing loan spell at Millwall that was ended a week ago.
Tottenham instead decided to send Parrott out on another loan, this time to the League One Tractor Boys, and on Saturday he enjoyed a promising first start for Paul Lambert's team.
Parrott was bright and sharp in their 2-0 win against Blackpool, with another Irishman Alan Judge getting on the scoresheet.
Afterwards, Lambert told the club's website: "Some of the football was good and Parrott did really well up front. He showed some excellent movement and footwork.
"If he progresses the way I think he will then Tottenham could have a very good player on their hands.
"Then Luke Matheson [another debutant] was also excellent. He doesn't look old enough to ride a scooter but he is a diamond of a kid.
"He got better as the game went on and did a really good job for us today. I'm really pleased with how the pair performed."
It was good day too for 32-year-old Judge. "It's nice to get on the score sheet of course," he said.
"The amount of space I had took me by surprise to be honest, but I was pleased with the finish.
"We saw the game out well and could have had a couple more really. I know fans will be sick of hearing this and that, so we'll just take this result as a good one and do our best and work hard in the next one."