Townsend played for Hughton while on-loan at Birmingham City.
“Chris took me down to Birmingham for the last three months of the 2011-12 season and we got to the play-off semi-final, which was good,” he recalled to the Spurs website.
“I enjoyed my time there, and Chris knows the way I play. It was a good spell for me.”
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