Glenn Hoddle says he would take Andros Townsend to Euro 2016

England's Andros Townsend in action with Australia's Matt McKay

The Newcastle United star is in the current provisional England squad.

England's Andros Townsend in action with Australia's Matt McKayEngland's Andros Townsend in action with Australia's Matt McKay

Speaking to the Daily Mail, former England manager Glenn Hoddle says he would take Newcastle United star Andros Townsend to Euro 2016.

The Newcastle United winger was named in Roy Hodgon’s provisional 26-man squad last week. As yet though, it is unknown whether he will be in the final group that will travel to France this summer.

England manager Roy HodgsonEngland manager Roy Hodgson

The England boss must cut three players to name his final 23-man squad, but so far has offered now hints as to who it will be that is dropped.

Townsend has been touted as one of those that could miss out, given he only starred towards the end of this past season, but Hoddle has insisted that he would take him.

“The easy decision would be to leave out Newcastle United's Andros Townsend — but that's not something I would do,” he told the Daily Mail.

“I would make sure Townsend is be on that plane to France despite playing for a relegated club because he offers something different to the rest of the squad.”

England manager Roy Hodgson during the press conferenceEngland manager Roy Hodgson during the press conference

It will certainly be interesting to see which three players that Hodgson elects to cut from the squad.

It is a tough decision to make, with there arguments in favour of keeping all of those current in the provisional selection.

Townsend is the only natural winger in the squad, meaning he is something of a specialist, and that may be a key reason that sees him making the trip to France.

England's Danny Rose and Andros Townsend during trainingEngland's Danny Rose and Andros Townsend during training

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