Ugo Ehiogu gives his verdict on Andros Townsend's performance for Tottenham Under-21's

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Tottenham Under-21 coach Ugo Ehiogu has praised Andros Townsend.

Tottenham Hotspur Under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu has told the club's official website that Andros Townsend was 'excellent' against Middlesbrough.

The youthful Spurs side took on Middlesbrough on Monday afternoon, with Ehiogu's men running out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Shaq Coulthirst and Anton Walkes.

Yet, the biggest story to come out of the game involved Andros Townsend, as the first-team winger and England international was sent down to the Under-21's.

The 24-year-old has barely featured in Mauricio Pochettino's side this season, and in order to keep his fitness levels up, he took part as the Under-21's faced Middlesbrough.

A January exit looks almost inevitable for Townsend as he looks to somehow regain his place in the England squad ahead of Euro 2016, but for now he has to try and impress with the Under-21's - and it seems that has done that.

Speaking to the Tottenham official website after beating Middlesbrough, Under-21 boss Ugo Ehiogu gave his verdict on Townsend's performance, stating that he was impressed with the wide man's attitude despite being demoted from the first-team.

"Andros’ contribution was excellent," said Ehiogu. "He was always occupying two or three of their players and his attitude was first class," he added.

The Daily Mail however report that Townsend is closing in on an exit from Spurs after his demotion, citing that Aston Villa, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion are all interested in signing Townsend in January.

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