A season that started so promisingly for Andros Townsend appears to have ended in frustration with an injury that could ultimately cost him his World Cup place. The winger was a regular under Andre Villas-Boas after a spectacular goal against Dinamo Tbilisi was followed up by some encouraging performances.
Over time, however, it was evident that Townsend, for all his pacey and direct runs was barely providing an end product, either in terms of goals or assists. Nevertheless, that early season form saw the 22 year old called into Roy Hodgson’s England squad where he produced another belter in the side’s 4-1 win over Montenegro.
It all started to go wrong at the end of last year when Andros picked up a hamstring injury in Tim Sherwood’s first game in charge against West Ham. After a long period on the sidelines, the player has been relegated to the bench and reduced to a few ‘cameo’ appearances towards the end of matches.
Yesterday, Townsend Tweeted, “Off for an MRI scan! Fingers crossed!”
There’s been no follow up to that and no official word from the club but with two games left, Andros Townsend’s campaign will surely be over. From a Spurs point of view, can he expect to enjoy as much game time in 2014-15?