Now is the time to bring this young defender into your team
Last season was one long screen test for Kyle Walker, but he passed the audition and now has a starring role at right-back for Tottenham.
First he was sent to QPR to prove he could make it in the cut and thrust of the Championship and then he was given a taste of regular Premier League football at Aston Villa.
To say the young defender did well is an understatement and both clubs wanted to extend the loan deals, such was the impression he made on managers, team-mates and fans alike.
He even caught the eye in the summer's European U21 Championships where the Spanish media compared him to Brazilian great Roberto Carlos.
Now he's targeting his next blockbuster part, a place in the England team for Euro 2012 and if he continues to progress then a place in Fabio Capello's squad is not out of the question.
The buccaneering right-back looks every bit the top flight player and should get used to seeing his name in lights at sold out venues across the land.
Quick, keen to get forward and with an eye for goal, Walker has already appeared six times in the league this season, missing out just once when illness sidelined him for the crushing Manchester City defeat.
There were doubts about whether the 21-year-old would start the campaign in the first 11 after he said he expected to be playing in the second-string Europa League team.
However, it's been impossible for Harry Redknapp to leave the former Sheffield United graduate out of his plans and Walker responded by scoring the winning goal against rivals Arsenal, in the North London derby.
Despite concerns over his positional sense, Walker has already racked up two clean sheets this season and his solitary goal means he has an admirable points tally of nine.
That makes him the fourth highest points scoring full-back in the game and it's a total that will only increase if Tottenham continue their bid to return to the top four and the Champions League.
With Emmanuel Adebayor in attack and Scott Parker in midfield, Spurs are a better team than they were last year, which should mean more wins and more clean sheets.
Next up for Tottenham and Walker is Blackburn in a fixture they have won twice without conceding in the last two encounters at Ewood Park.
Blackburn are propping up the table and have lost three of their four home games so far this season.
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