Andros Townsend is hopeful that his loan spell at Queens Park Rangers will prove that he is good enough to be a regular starter in the Premier League, whether that is with Tottenham or another top flight club.
The 21-year-old scored at the weekend as QPR secured a vital win over Sunderland and he is finally getting the chance to show his potential after a frustrating time at Tottenham.
Townsend had been training with the Spurs first team but had found it virtually impossible to get a regular spot in the first team because of the competition from the likes of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon, Clint Dempsey and Glyfi Sigurdsson.
Having previously been sent on loan to eight different clubs in the Football League, Townsend is happy to finally demonstrate his ability in the Premier League as he looks to prove that he deserves a first team place at a top flight club.
"Obviously I have belief in my own ability but this is my chance now to show people at Spurs, here and around the Premier League that I am good enough," Townsend told the Fulham Chronicle.
"Hopefully I can take the opportunities when they come and show people what I can do. I've spoken to Tim Sherwood a few times and Les Ferdinand has been down to a few games.
"They're keeping tabs on me and hopefully they are pleased with what they see."
Townsend has started just seven games for Tottenham since coming through the academy and has seen a host of midfielders arrive at the club.
However, Tottenham were left short in the wide areas this weekend as they were forced to play Mousa Dembele on the right side of midfield because of an injury to Aaron Lennon.
With Lennon injured and Bale often playing through the centre, Tottenham are short of genuine wide players in their reserves and Townsend will be hoping that he can fulfil that role next season.
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