Tottenham fans send messages to Newcastle star Andros Townsend ahead of key clash

Tottenham fans have been sending encouraging messages to former star Andros Townsend ahead of Newcastle United's trip to Leicester City.

Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a favour from Newcastle United on Monday evening as the relegation battlers visit league leaders Leicester City.

Spurs closed the gap on Leicester to just two points by beating Aston Villa 2-0 on Sunday, but the Foxes can increase it to five points with a win at home to Newcastle.

One man who could have a key part to play, is a player Tottenham Hotspur sold to Newcastle in January for £12 million.

  PositionTeamGoalsAssistsChances created per gameAppearancesMins Played
Andros Townsend MF Newcastle 1 0 2.33 3 268

He has provided little return on the investment since signing, playing just three times, while the goal he scored came in a 5-1 defeat at Chelsea.

Now is the perfect time for Townsend to step up, and start helping his team - and do his old side Tottenham a favour in the title race.

Spurs fans have been sending Townsend messages on social media urging him to play his part against Claudio Ranieri's side.

Townsend was pictured in training at the weekend ahead of the fixture, a boost for the Toon, but it still remains unclear whether he will feature in Rafa Benitez's first choice starting XI.

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