Andros Townsend can complete a remarkable turnaround in his own fortunes if he gets off the bench for England tonight.
Even if he doesn't make it onto the pitch for the match against Moldova at Wembley it's a step in the right direction following his removal from the Under-21 squad for the Euro's in the summer for betting offences.
The 22-year-old broke gambling regulations for professional footballers by betting on games, although none were games he was involved in.
It came at a time when he had just finished a spell on loan with relegated QPR who were keen to take him back, he could have easily been stuck in the Championship at this moment.
As it is, Townsend apologised for his actions and has since broken into the Tottenham team following Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid.
His performances have been worthy of a place in Roy Hodgson's senior squad.
And now the winger, who has been sent on loan a staggering nine times already, is finally hoping to cement a Spurs place.
"It’s a fantastic experience for me and a reward for my start to the season and the six months at QPR (last season)" the midfielder told the Tottenham website.
“My intention is to keep playing the way I’m playing, without fear and try and get some game time.
“As you’ve seen, the manager has faith in the youngsters, so hopefully I’ll do well if I get a chance.”
England take on Moldova tonight and Ukraine, away, on Tuesday as they search for a crucial six points to keep alive hopes for a spot at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
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