Andros Townsend was an unused substitute as England cruised to a 4-0 win over Moldova on Friday and while tonight’s tie in the Ukraine is likely to be a much closer affair, will the left winger be used to swing a tight game and earn his first full cap?

After his first senior call up, Andros claimed it was a reward for making his mark in the Premier League over the last few months.

“It’s a fantastic experience for me and a reward for my start to the season and the six months at QPR Townsend said.

“My intention is to keep playing the way I’m playing, without fear and try and get some game time.

“As you’ve seen, the manager has faith in the youngsters, so hopefully I’ll do well if I get a chance.”

Some are even suggesting that the Spurs man should get the nod ahead of James Milner and Ashley Young but that seems unlikely given his lack of experience at this level. However, a substitute appearance does seem a better option this evening and a boost of confidence might just help Andros Townsend stretch beyond those commanding displays against weaker sides such as Dinamo Tbilisi and help him make a positive impact on Tottenham’s Premiership campaign.



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