Nacer Chadli's injury could provide Andros Townsend with his last chance to impress at Tottenham Hotspur

Andros Townsend has played just three times in the Premier League for Tottenham Hotspur this season.

Tottenham Hotspur's Andros Townsend may have been presented with one last chance at White Hart Lane, due to the injury crisis which has stung the club.

With Heung-Min Son, Nacer Chadli and Alex Pritchard all sidelined through fitness issues, Mauricio Pochettino's options on the flanks are limited, and Townsend may never have a better chance to break into the starting line-up again.

Chadli picked up his injury against Liverpool at the weekend, and Pochettino turned to Clinton Njie instead of Townsend to replace the Belgian international. 

Although that decision may have appeared like a snub to Townsend, it is now up to the 24-year-old to react and force his way into the team.

Townsend's future at White Hart Lane has been speculated on heavily of late, with rumours in the Daily Mail suggesting that he could have left over the summer

Pochettino appears to have reservations about using the England international, but he will never have a better chance to stake a claim in the Argentine boss's team.

If Townsend cannot break into the first-team ahead of Njie, who has just moved to England and is clearly still adapting to Premier League football, then what hope does he have when Spurs have a fully fit squad from which to select? 

At 24, Townsend is reaching an age where he needs to be playing regularly, and if he cannot prove his worth over the next few weeks, then a move away from White Hart Lane may be the best option for all parties. 

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