Spurs latest: Winger's makes admission on area for improvement, row over cockerel

Some of the stories circulating involving Tottenham Hotspur this Thursday

Spurs winger Andros Townsend believes he needs to get in amongst the goals a lot more for his club if he is to retain his place in the England side ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

In an interview with TalkSport, he said: ‘Goals and assists make you undroppable and I know there are great players all vying for two wing spots at Spurs, so I need to get more goals and assists to cement my place in the team and not give the manager an excuse to drop me.’

Townsend has so far scored one goal in the league for his club, and more goals from him would be welcome for him given Spurs’ have found it difficult to find the net this season having only scored nine goals in eleven league matches.

Spurs have complained that the crest of a non-league club is too similar to their own according to a report from the BBC.

Fleet Spurs, from Hampshire, have been told to drop their crest which also includes a cockerel.

A spokesman for Tottenham said: ‘If we do not take action to stop Fleet Spurs using our cockerel logo, it can undermine our ability to stop other unauthorised people who use our logo for commercial purposes, such as counterfeiters.

‘We are very conscious that Fleet Spurs is a grass roots club. For this reason we have been very careful not to ask them do anything that might incur costs.’

After all the furore surrounding his head injury, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris seems to be concentrating on helping France qualify for the World Cup. They face Ukraine in Kiev on Friday in the first leg and he said:

‘We’re going to have two very tough games against a good team and it’s never easy because everybody will be under pressure.’

Transfer rumours now, and Juventus have decided to sell Mirko Vicinic, meaning that Spurs will battle it out with Newcastle for the 30-year-old striker according to TalkSport.

It is believed that a fee of around £7.5m would land the forward’s services.

Despite attempts to try and quieten rumours that he wants to leave the club in the Daily Express, several punters have been backing Jermain Defoe to leave the club and return to West Ham.

Defoe has been cut as short as 8/13 with bookmakers for a return to the Hammers according to a report in the Daily Star.

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