Birmingham City New Loan Signings pt2….Andros Townsend   1 comment


Loan singing number 2 was Striker/Winger Andros Darryl Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur again until the end of the season .

Andros 20 born in Leytonstone London on 16th July 1991 came through the academy ranks at Tottenham who he joined at the age of 9.

At the age of 10 he had to deal with tragic loss of his 18 year old footballing brother Kurtis who lost his life in a car accident on his way to a game and that has been the spur for him to go on to make it himself in the professional game.

Andros Townsend - Birmingham City

He turned Pro with Tottenham in 2009 and was sent out on loan to Yeovil Town where he played 10 games in the 2008/09 season.

The following 2009/10 season he went on loan again this time to Tottenham near neighbours Leyton Orient initially for a month but later extended until 31st December playing 26 games before moving on to Milton Keynes Dons in the January transfer window but he only played 9 games before being recalled by injury hit Tottenham as cover .

In 2010/11 Andros was again allowed to go out on loan but this its was a step up to the next level and Championship football at Ipswich Town on a season long deal but once again after only making 16 appearances he was recalled by Tottenham and made his debut in the 3rd round FA Cup game at home to Charlton Athletic where he scored his first Senior Goal for Tottenham and was awarded Man Of The Match.

But once again Tottenham decided 2 weeks after His first senior appearance that they would send him back out on loan this time destination Watford until the end of the season . This ended prematurely with Watford terminating the deal after only 3 games and he spent the remainder of the season at Millwall instead playing 13 times.

For the season 2011/12 Andros return to Tottenham and featured for them in their Uefa Cup campaign playing 6 times and being linked with a move to QPR before signing a new 5 year deal with Tottenham until 2016.

In January 2012 he joined Simon Grayson’s Leeds United in what was a deal until the end of the season only for another loan deal to turn sour with the sacking of Grayson on Feb 1st and bringing in Neil Warnock to replace him Andros and Tottenham terminated the deal on 23rd of Feb and the following day he joined Chris Hughton’s Birmingham City for the remainder of the season.

Andros is Patron of the Charity Olivia’s Vision a charity that raise’s awareness of the disease called uveitis, a disease that sufferers can become blind, click picture for the Olivia’s Vision website.

Chris Hughton on Andros Townsend

“He’s a player that I’ve known for a long time,” said Hughton.

“Having lost both Jean Beausejour and Liam Ridgewell from that left hand side it left us two players short from the squad and it was very important that we replaced them with that type of quality. I believe we’ve done that in terms of Andros.

“He’s a left winger and will be an offensive player and with Chris Burke playing on one side and Andros on the other it certainly gives us more of an attacking threat.”

“He played very well against us at Leeds a few weeks ago,” added Hughton.

“We wanted to bring in good players and once we knew there might be a possibility of getting Andros in then it was one we didn’t hesitate with.

“Jean was a player that did a good job for us on that left hand side but had an offensive threat. I see Andros as a straight replacement for him.”

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…by blues brother (Member of birminghamcityforum.co.uk)
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