Neil Warnock has once again provided some criticism when discussing former Nottingham Forest loanee Djed Spence.

The promotion specialist has been discussing the wing-back ahead of a possible move to Tottenham on TalkSPORT (30/06; 08:15) this morning.

Spence was incredible for Forest last season. He made 43 appearances and helped the Reds win promotion back to the Premier League.

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Warnock was the manager who chose to let Spence out on loan. The 21-year-old poked some fun at the boss following promotion, posing with the play-off winners trophy on Twitter.

Now, the defender looks set for bigger things. Although talks are struggling to progress, it’s expected that he will become a Tottenham player soon.

Warnock has been discussing his relationship with Spence and once again he’s placed a negative spin on his possible Tottenham switch.

He told TalkSPORT (30/06; 08:15): “I had a few run-ins with Djed, to be honest, and a few words were said.

“I was honest with him and told him, ‘you could be playing for Bromley next year, or you could be in the Premier League’, so fair play to the lad.

“He needs to be going forward, he’s got to be in that wing-back role. I don’t really think he can play in a back four in the Premier League.”

Warnock wrong to provide Spence with criticism

Okay, so Warnock did say that the player would either go to non-league or the Premier League but he needs to concede that he got Spence wrong.

The youngster merely needed a coach to stick an arm around him and give him some confidence to play to his strengths.

Forest would dearly love to add Spence. It seems he still holds a desire to go to Tottenham though and their prospects now look dead in the water.

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Warnock couldn’t say fair play to Spence without criticising him again.

The former Forest man will have something to prove at Tottenham; that’s only natural when a player makes the step up.

That said, he was one of the Championship’s top performers last year and under Antonio Conte, he could kick on even further.

It’s time for Spence to prove Warnock wrong yet again.

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