Andros Townsend comments on reception from Newcastle fans

A general view of St James' Park is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on October 18, 2015 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Crystal Palace will face Newcastle United at St. James’ Park in the Premier League this weekend.

Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend (L) passes the ball as West Bromwich's Craig Dawson (R) defends during the third-place playoff match of the Premier League Asia Trophy football...

Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has suggested to The Belfast Telegraph that he knows that he will not get a good reception at Newcastle United.

Palace will take on Newcastle away from home at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Townsend joined the Magpies from Tottenham Hotspur in the January 2016 and left for Palace in the summer of 2016 following their relegation to the Championship.

Matt Phillips of West Bromwich Albion (C) controls the ball as Andros Townsend (L) of Crystal Palace defends during the third-place playoff match of the Premier League Asia Trophy football...

The 26-year-old England international has admitted that he is not excepting a great reception at St. James’ Park, and judging by some of the comments from Newcastle fans on social networking site Twitter, he has the right idea.

"I'm not sure I'll get a good reception but I had a fantastic time there,” Townsend told The Belfast Telegraph.

"Unfortunately it didn't end well but I thoroughly enjoyed my time there with the fans and I'm looking forward to going there and see a few familiar faces. I'll enjoy it.”

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur holds off Andros Townsend during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London,...

Townsend is a good winger and did relatively well for Newcastle during the short spell he was at St. James’ Park.

However, one could understand his decision to leave the Magpies at the time. Newcastle had just been relegated, and it is not very tempting to play in the Championship even for a season.

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