Townsend has suffered much of this year with a hamstring injury.
"I’ve been out injured watching the Barclays Premier League and seeing everyone doing well.
"That just gives me an incentive to come back and to play even better than I was before. I’m looking forward to the rest of the season now and getting back to where I was before I got injured.
"It’s great that the manager has shown the confidence to include me in the squad, considering I haven’t played much football lately."
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