Andros Townsend is looking to impress against Shamrock as he eyes a regular Spurs spot.
“It’s a massive night and will be a special occasion against Shamrock,” Townsend said.
“I believe I have the ability to break in to the first team. This is the perfect chance for me to show the manager what I can do and show him that I can play a part in the future of this club.
“The manager watching us in training and in the reserves is one thing, but playing in the Europa League against teams like Shamrock and PAOK Salonika in front of massive and hostile crowds is different.”
After being loaned out six times in his career, Townsend admits his progression at Tottenham has been steady rather than spectacular, but the youngster gained motivation from manager Harry Redknapp’s decision to keep him at White Hart Lane this year.
“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.”
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