Andros Townsend to return to Tottenham Hotspur first-team training before the end of the month

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Andros Townsend should be back in the Tottenham Hotspur squad for their match against West Ham United.

According to a report in the London Evening Standard, Andros Townsend will return to Tottenham Hotspur first-team training by 22nd November, before the side take on West Ham United.

Townsend has been forced to train with the club's under-21s after he allegedly had an argument with Tottenham’s fitness coach Nathan Gardiner after their match against Aston Villa.

The winger had been going through a warm-down on the pitch, but was frustrated when asked to up the intensity of his running, and was pictured in heated disagreement with Gardiner.

Mauricio Pochettino has already spoken publicly about the fact that he intends to punish Townsend for his actions, and it seems that he could be set to spend time away from the first-team fold.

The winger is expected to return to senior training before the end of the month, though, and he still has some coaches willing to defend him in the Spurs set-up.

The Standard say that senior figures at Tottenham are keen to ensure that the England international does not get ostracised, as they still feel he has something to offer the team.

Townsend is yet to start a Premier League match this season, and this public spat has once again raised questions as to his long-term future at White Hart Lane.

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