Spurs youngster Townsend boosts the squad

ORIENT manager Geraint Williams boosted his squad before Saturday s trip to Bristol Rovers with the signing of Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. The 18-year-old has joined the O s initially on a one-month loan, and has only recently returned from helping

ORIENT manager Geraint Williams boosted his squad before Saturday's trip to Bristol Rovers with the signing of Tottenham winger Andros Townsend.

The 18-year-old has joined the O's initially on a one-month loan, and has only recently returned from helping the England under-19 side reach the final of the European Championships.

Townsend was an unused substitute in Saturday's League One opener at Bristol Rovers, but made his debut when he played for the first hour at Colchester on Tuesday night and caught the eye with a pacy performance down the left.

Townsend admitted: "I'm excited to get a chance at Leyton Orient.


You may also want to watch:


"Every time you get the opportunity to play first team football, you have to make the most of it, and I'm determined to do that here."

Townsend played a key role in helping Yeovil Town maintain their League One status, when he had a 10-game stint in Somerset last season. "That was a new experience for me and I think I adjusted to it well," he admitted.

Most Read

"My aims for my time here are to get some good performances in, impress and show what I can do, whilst at the same time getting as many points as possible for Leyton Orient." Townsend will remain at Orient until Friday, September 4.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus