Kane will get Spurs chance, promises Sherwood

The coach praised the youngster's patience in waiting for a first-team chance and confirms that there will be opportunities for him after Jermain Defoe's departure
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has praised the patience of striker Harry Kane, insisting that the youngster "will get his time".

The 20-year-old made his fourth league appearance of the season in Spurs' 1-0 victory over Cardiff City on Sunday but has thus far failed to make a top-flight start for the north Londoners.

However, Sherwood is confident that Kane has what it takes to succeed with Tottenham and hailed his attitude in training.

"Harry Kane has done brilliant," the Spurs boss told reporters. "Since he's been back as the third striker he's been fantastic in training.

"He's had to be very patient. If I was Harry Kane, I'd be banging my door down every day and saying: 'Why aren't I getting an opportunity to play?' But he's respectful enough to know that we've got world-class strikers.

"He will get his time."

Kane, who has spent loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City, is likely to see his game time increase following the departure of Jermain Defoe to MLS side Toronto FC.