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World Cup 2014: England's right midfield options (3)

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Back-up RM: Andros Townsend

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What a season this lad Andros Townsend is having. Getting his first-team opportunity with Spurs after a successful loan spell last season with QPR. 

He made his senior debut in the starting XI against Montenegro on 11 October. He was involved in England's first goal in a 4–1 win, scored the third with a "low swerving finish" from outside the penalty area after 78 minutes, and was named man of the match.

Since then, Townsend has given top notch performances in his four England appearances and if he can keep these performances up, then he will put serious pressure on Walcott for his starting spot.

Townsend has started this season well, playing in victories over Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Dinamo Tbilisi; he scored and made two assists in the latter. He scored his first Premier League goal for Spurs away at Aston Villa on 20 October 2013, in a game which Spurs won 2-0.

Townsend is full of pace, likes to play on his left-foot and has an awesome shot off of that left-foot. His preferred position is right midfield because he likes to play a game which consists of him cutting in onto his left-foot. This can work against some teams, but I would like to see more of the running down the wing whipping in crosses for our strikers.

Walcott can do this better than Townsend and plus, Townsend is still a learning player and I think he'll benefit a bit more from playing for a while at left-midfield so then him and Theo can play alongside together. 

Townsend has a bright future ahead of him, just like people said about Walcott back in 2006 and look at Walcott now. 

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Andros Townsend
World Cup
Theo Walcott
England Football
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