Harry Redknapp has told BT Sport, before Tottenham Hotspur's match against Anderlecht in the Europa League, that he is a big fan of Andros Townsend.
Redknapp worked with Townsend during his time as Queens Park Rangers manager, and he believes the winger has bags of ability.
The 68-year-old claims that Townsend is a player who can frighten defences, but he believes that the England international has lost his confidence.
"I'm a big Andros Townsend fan," Redknapp said. "He carries the game, he picks it up and he's positive every time he gets the ball, he wants to make things happen.
"He had the spell a year ago, when he was in the England team and he was the star player on quite a few occasions. I think his confidence has disappeared. I'd love to see him get into the team on a regular basis."
Townsend has been given a peripheral role at Spurs this season, with Mauricio Pochettino clearly having reservations about using him on a regular basis.
The 24-year-old winger has played just three times in the Premier League to date, and when he has been on the field his performances have been off-colour.
Townsend was handed a start against Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday evening, but he was virtually anonymous throughout the contest, as Spurs fell to a 2-1 defeat.
And, it seems that unless Townsend can rediscover his best form, his time at White Hart Lane could be coming towards an end, with rumours in the Daily Mail suggesting that he nearly left the club in the summer transfer window.