England pride for Andros
Andros Townsend says he’s honoured to take his place in the England Under-21 squad for the vital European Championship play-off against Serbia.
A place in the finals is up for grabs as the teams meet first at Norwich’s Carrow Road on Friday and then travel to the Mladost Stadium, Krusevac for the return on Tuesday.
The winners join hosts Israel and seven play-off winners in the finals in June, 2013.
Andros has already made six appearances for us this season and marked his first start of the campaign with a superb goal against Carlisle in the Capital One Cup.
“It’s good to know that you are recognised for playing well and being called-up for such an important play-off is a real honour,” he said.
“It’s great to know the manager (Stuart Pearce) has the trust to bring me into the squad for such vital matches.
“All I can do now is try to train with confidence and repeat what I’ve been doing with Spurs.”
Andros is joined in the squad by Spurs team-mates Steven Caulker, Adam Smith and Danny Rose, who is on loan at Sunderland for the season.
The first leg kicks-off at 6pm at Carrow Road.