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Football: Sherwood hopes Townsend return puts Spurs back on track

Published on Feb 8, 2014 9:13 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood hopes the eagerly-anticipated return of Andros Townsend against Everton on Sunday will revitalise his side's bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Townsend was back in full training this week for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury against West Ham in December which brought an abrupt halt to the winger's remarkably successful start to the season.

After entering the campaign as a relatively unheralded member of Tottenham's squad, England international Townsend burst onto the scene with a string of superb performances for both club and country.

The 22-year-old's nine-match spell on the sidelines could have been a major blow for Tottenham, but Sherwood's team performed well enough to earn him the manager's job on a permanent basis following Andre Villas-Boas' sacking.

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