Townsend is currently on a month's loan.
"I am here for a month initially. But, for me, I want to come here and I want to play all four games in the month to begin with and hopefully do well and help the team pick up," he told BBC Radio Cumbria.
"It is all about getting games and trying to play as well as I can. If it goes well then I am more than happy to stay here for longer, but that is obviously up to the clubs to sort out, I am not too sure."
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