Townsend could have done a job

Thursday 21st March 2013 11:29

Andros Townsend: Has been a revelation for QPR

Andros Townsend: Has been a revelation for QPR

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FanZone's Spurs blogger Nik Wardle believes Andre Villas-Boas missed a trick when he decided to send Andros Townsend on loan to QPR.

In recent disappointing defeats against Inter Milan and Fulham, Spurs have shown a lack of attacking spark.

Much has been made of our shortage of strikers but I think a man who could have helped make a difference is one we've let get away, temporarily.

Andros Townsend is earning rave reviews - and scoring goals - at QPR. His direct, energetic displays are helping keep QPR in games, although ultimately they probably will go down.

I first saw him play in a youth game against Arsenal and I made a bookmark in my head that he was one I thought could break into the first-team picture at White Hart Lane.

It's true that Gareth Bale had been rightly keeping Townsend out of the team, when he was playing wide, but with the Welshman moving inside, we have a gaping vacancy on the left wing.

Neither Clint Dempsey nor Gylfi Sigurdsson are adapt at playing there and Benoit Assou-Ekotto is certainly not a winger.

Also, with Aaron Lennon struggling with his hamstring, Townsend could have played from the right, as he has done for QPR.

It's a footballing cliche that pace is difficult to defend against - and it's a shame AVB didn't heed this before allowing Townsend to go out on loan.

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