Last Updated: Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:24
Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp thinks defender Steven Caulker will have a big future after watching him develop on loan at Swansea.
The centre-back is currently with the Swans from Spurs on a season-long arrangement, but Redknapp can see the England under-21 international becoming a mainstay of his club's backline in years to come.
Caulker is having to sit out this weekend's game between the two sides as part of the terms of his loan agreement, meaning his solid partnership with Ashley Williams is having to be broken up.
The Spurs boss said: "Caulker has done very well for them; he has had a great season.
"He is only a young player. We like him and it has been a great experience for him to play for them this year."
Caulker is also intent of returning to White Hart Lane to stake a claim for a place in the first-team and is grateful to the South Wales outfit for giving him the chance to play regular top-flight football this season.
He told reporters: "I feel like I've really progressed this year and I personally think I'll go back to Tottenham a better player and ready to fight for my position.
"I think I've improved from the first month or so of the season and I've really enjoyed learning my way with Swansea.
"I always felt the key thing for me to continue my development was to play games and that's happened at Swansea.
"I don't want that to stop and I'm sure I'll sit down in the summer and see where I'm at. But if I go back to Tottenham next season I want to be playing."
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