Tottenham defender Grant Hall has admitted he is looking to leave White Hart Lane during the summer transfer window - either on loan or on permanent basis - as he understands he is out of Mauricio Pochettino's plans for the new campaign.
Having moved from Brighton & Hove Albion to North London in summer 2012 as a prospect for the future, the 23-year-old centre-back made an impressive impact in his debut campaign at Spurs while captaining the Under 21 team to the play-off final in the 2012-2013 season.
But the defender has since failed to make the breakthrough into the Tottenham first team, spending the 2013-2014 season on loan at Swindon town before having two different spells at Birmingham and Blackpool during the last campaign.
After Pochettino bolstered the centre of the back line with the additions of both Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer, Hall says he is ready to leave the club to secure more regular time elsewhere despite still having one year on his contract at White Hart Lane.
"I'm fully fit, back in training and hungry to play. I need to get settled at a club and settled off the pitch as well. I wasn't here when the gaffer came in and I haven't been around the club so it's understandable that I'm not really in his plans. I just want to play, so I'm looking for a loan or permanent move," Hall admitted to the Tottenham official website.
"Playing games is key for me. I've another year here at Spurs but I don't want to be sitting around. I'm 23 and I need to be playing and taking my career to the next level."
The 23-year-old defender had an impressive start to the campaign at Birmingham last season but fell out of favour since manager Lee Clark was sacked.
In January he went out on loan to Blackpool and reunited with Clark, but he couldn't help the side avoid relegation.
"It was a tough season, a real challenge. I picked up a good loan at Birmingham City and I was really excited about that, played the first eight games but had a little injury, tried to get back into the team and then the manager who took me to the club parted company, so that was difficult," he explained.
"The loan to Blackpool came up straight away in January and I didn't want to wait, it was the chance to play football with the same manager who took me to Birmingham, so I thought 'why not?' as it was regular games in the Championship. It was good in that aspect but a tough place to be at the time."