QPR loan move makes tons of sense for Spurs spare part

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England international Andros Townsend is not getting a fair crack of the whip at Tottenham so another spell on loan at QPR may be just the ticket come January.

Unfancied by new manager Mauricio Pochettino, the pacy winger has only been afforded a single start in the Premier League this season, calling Spurs’ future into serious question.

Help is at hand though in the familiar face of QPR boss Harry Redknapp, who took the Lilywhites wide man on loan in the second half of the 2012/13 season.

Although Townsend couldn’t prevent the R’s eventual relegation he did leave a lasting impression on Redknapp and the Loftus Road crowd.

In 12 appearances over in west London the Tottenham trainee scored twice and caught the eye for his incisive and direct dribbling at opponents.

Former Spurs governor Redknapp obviously feels he can prise similar exploits out of Townsend again as he faces another tough season towards the bottom of the table.

Despite being odds-on at 7/10 to avoid the dreaded drop, QPR have now lost all of their first eight away games, becoming on the second Premier League club in history to do so.

Utilising the raw speed Townsend possesses on the counter attack could be a real boon to the R’s chances of picking up vital points away from their own patch.

Having made the transition to England-squad-regular under Roy Hodgson, where he’s notched two Three Lions goals from just five caps, the Leytonstone lad will feel particularly hard done by at Spurs this season.

If QPR can stay in the division, perhaps a permanent deal for one of the most loaned out players in Premier League history would be the best solution at the end of the campaign for all parties.

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Christian Crowther

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