Could Andros Townsend's positive attitude for U21s see him return to Tottenham's first-team?

The Tottenham Hotspur winger may still have a significant role to play this season.

When Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend was demoted to the club’s under-21s following a heated exchange with a Spurs coach (as reported by ESPN) it seemed the England international could have played his last match for the first-team.

However, his recent performance for the under-21s against Middlesbrough, and the comments of coach Ugo Ehiogu thereafter, suggest that may not be the case.

“Andros’s contribution was excellent…and his attitude was first-class,” the under-21 coach told earlier this week, so with Townsend refusing to sulk and instead getting down to business, could he still have a role to play this season?

Even if the 24-year-old leaves in January there are plenty of matches before that, with Tottenham taking on West Bromwich Albion, AS Monaco, Newcastle United, Southampton, Norwich City and Watford in the next 26 days. And if Townsend gets his head down and performs he would be a handy weapon to have from the bench.

With just three Premier League appearances so far this season, and only seven in all competitions, Townsend is unlikely to suddenly become a first-choice option for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino. But he showed the perfect attitude for the battles to come when he performed for the under-21s this week and with the matches coming thick and fast, he may yet have a say before he does move on to pastures new.

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