Tottenham winger Andros Townsend admits the loan system has accelerated his development.

Townsend has had loan spells at the likes of Watford, Leyton Orient and Millwall.

"It's more of a gradual process. Nowadays you have to go out on loan," Townsend said.

"Staying here and not being loaned out gave me the impression that the manager wanted to involve me more and more this summer.

"I had been out on loan for the previous three seasons and it is good to be in and around the first team now."