In what was nothing short of a dismal season for everyone connected with Queens Park Rangers, there was very little to cheer about down at W12.
However the performances of Spurs loanee Andros Townsend were a rare bright note, and didn't go unnoticed.
During his time at Loftus Road the 21-year-old was nothing short of a revelation, becoming a firm fan's favourite, with his diminutive and exciting style of play terrorising many a Premier League full-back.
He scored his first ever Premier League goal during his loan spell - a strong contender for goal of the season - and was by far Rangers' most consistent player towards the end of the campaign.
This loan spell was Townsend well and truly introducing himself to the Premier League.
Remarkably this was the tenth club Townsend had represented, although nine of these were loan deals away from White Hart Lane.
After this impressive loan spell it was thought Townsend would get his opportunity to shine under Andre Villas-Boas for the upcoming season, or another chance at an established Premier League side, but it appears nothing of the sort is happening currently. According to an article in yesterday's Metro,Townsend is one of 10 players that has been put up for sale by Villas-Boas this summer.
Whether this is true or not, there is little denying Townsend needs to continue to be playing first-team football in order to ensure he continues to progress.
With QPR relegated to the Championship it was hard to imagine Townsend dropping down a division, with Harry Redknapp admitting in the Ealing Gazette that he didn't envisage the England Under-21 returning to the club.
But now things may have changed with Redknapp already acquiring Danny Simpson on a free transfer from Newcastle this summer as the R's look to bounce back from relegation from the Premier League at the first attempt.
The likes of Peter Crouch and Scott Parker have also been heavily linked with the club so Townsend may consider a drop down a league if he believes the R's can go straight back up automatically.
He also has a huge rapport with the R's fans, with supporters of the West London side starting a Twitter trend for the Spurs winger () on Tuesday night, in the hope he will join the R's.#TownsendToQPR
Whether or not this will come to fruition is another thing but if it did it would be an outstanding acquisition for the club and they would give themselves an excellent opportunity of bouncing back at the first attempt from relegation.
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