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Townsend eager to impress

Andros Townsend intends to use his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers as an opportunity to stake a claim for a regular role at Tottenham Hotspur.

Last Updated: 13/02/13 at 12:50 Post Comment

Andros Townsend: Determined to prove his worth during loan spell at Loftus road

Andros Townsend: Determined to prove his worth during loan spell at Loftus road

The 21-year-old midfielder has been restricted to just 18 appearances in four years at White Hart Lane, with eight loan spells taken in during that time.

The problem facing Townsend is that his route to Spurs' starting XI is currently blocked by the likes of Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale.

He concedes that he has a lot to prove if he is to convince Andre Villas-Boas that he has a future in north London, but feels a stint at Loftus Road, competing at a Premier League level, will provide him with the perfect stage on which to showcase his talents.

Townsend told the Evening Standard: "Ever since I was 17, I've been told I'm unlucky because I have two of the best wingers in the world, Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon, ahead of me. But I'm 21 now. I'm not a youngster any more.

"I understand what people mean but I can't just sit in the reserves and say, 'Look who's ahead of me'. Andre Villas-Boas has said it to me, too, so I hear it a lot.

"You can do well in the lower leagues but the manager will always wonder if you can do it at the top level. Look at Steven Caulker, he did brilliantly for Swansea last season and now he's played regularly for Spurs and he's played for England.

"This is my big chance to show the people at Tottenham what I can do, playing on the stage they're on. Andre Villas-Boas has told me he doesn't want to sell me and that I'm in his plans for the future.

"He called me on deadline day to wish me luck at QPR, which was extremely encouraging. I'm confident I can eventually break into the Spurs team but my focus now is to help QPR stay up."

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