The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Paddy von Behr

BRENT­FORD man­ager Mark War­bur­ton in­sists on-loan star Alex Pritchard is set to stay at Grif­fin Park – de­spite his grow­ing rep­u­ta­tion.

Pritchard, 21, is mak­ing a name for him­self in the Cham­pi­onship with eye­catch­ing dis­plays in at­tack­ing mid­field earn­ing him a re­cent call-up to Eng­land U21s.

Tot­ten­ham can re­call him in Jan­uary, with Premier League clubs, in­clud­ing Swansea, re­port­edly eye­ing up a loan move for the young­ster. Cham­pi­onship out­fit Wolves are also keep­ing tabs on him.

But with Brent­ford mak­ing an un­ex­pected run at the Cham­pi­onship play-offs, War­bur­ton is adamant there is no bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for Pritchard to flour­ish.

“Alex is an as­set and is only in­creas­ing in value,” he said. “He is en­joy­ing play­ing reg­u­lar foot­ball and our game suits him, so all par­ties are ben­e­fit­ing.

“He has a good re­la­tion­ship with the club and we are con­stantly talk­ing to him and his agent.

“Alex is a tal­ented player and is a plea­sure to work with. He is do­ing a good job for us, so why rock that?”

TAL­ENT: Alex Pritchard

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