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Andros Townsend eyeing Spurs first-team role

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Andros Townsend, Tottenham's hero in their Europa League match against Georgian champions Dinamo Tbilisi, wants to break into Spurs' starting line-up this season.

The 22-year-old youth product scored a brilliant solo goal and notched up a further two assists in the fixture against Dinamo and hopes to keep performing in similar fashion in order to force his way into boss' Andre Villas-Boas first-team plans at White Hart Lane.

Townsend has been with the club since the an eight year old kid and is a self proclaimed life-long fan of the club but the Europa League play-off fixture was only his 19th appearance for Tottenham.

Townsend was recently slapped an £18000 fine along with a suspension by the Football Association for breaching betting rules this summer, but he is determined to leave all negativeness behind him and concentrate on the future with Tottenham from now on.

The Spurs star told reporters: "I had a rough summer but I have put that behind me. I am now even more determined to have a good season and get the doubters and the bad press off my back.

"That is what I will be looking to do whenever I get the chance. I have been at this club since I was eight and I am a Tottenham fan, so my main objective is to try and force my way into the team.

"I know it is difficult. We have got fantastic, world-class players. But my mind is just focussed on trying to score goals and play like I did against Dinamo.

Townsend has also stated that he will not opt for another loan move and is only focused on being part of Villas-Boas' plans.

He continued by saying: "Would I consider another loan? For me, no. I am 22 - I need to focus and try and make the grade at Tottenham. I wouldn't consider another loan deal."

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