Hodgson: QPR spell convinced us about Tottenham's Townsend

England coach Roy Hodgson admits Andros Townsend's loan move to QPR last season convinced him about the Tottenham winger.

England coach Roy Hodgson admits Andros Townsend's loan move to QPR last season convinced him about the Tottenham winger.

It was those 12 games for QPR which really gave Hodgson a heavy hint he was ready for much bigger things.

"I know quite a lot about the young players at Tottenham because they have a lot of them," said Hodgson.

"Tom Carroll is one, Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton and also Andros Townsend. These were players I had been following all through last year.

"But when Andros got the loan move to QPR and did so well there it really alerted us.

"I have seen him play a lot of times for Tottenham this season, as have my staff, and he has more than replicated those QPR performances.

"He has made us sit up and think about him even more."

 
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