Andros Townsend has missed the whole of Tim Sherwood’s Premier league reign after the winger picked up a hamstring injury in our Capital One Cup tie last month. After missing nearly a month’s action, the England international is back for the under 21s tonight and their coach Chris Ramsey is happy to have him on board.
“First of all it’s a great opportunity for Andros to hone his fitness after his injury,” Ramsey said.
“Then it’s an opportunity for him to help out the younger lads in the squad. He knows the squad and this league inside-out and we’ll be looking for him to go out there and perform just like the likes of Sandro, Younes, Lewis and Jake Livermore have in the last couple of seasons.”
The game is against Newcastle at Bishops Stortford’s ground – kick off 7pm – and if he comes through unscathed, Andros is likely to slot back into the squad ahead of the weekend game at Swansea.