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Townsend sweats over injury

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend will have further tests on an ankle injury he suffered at the weekend.

The 22-year-old only came on as a substitute 12 minutes from time in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Stoke, but he left the Britannia Stadium in a protective boot and had an MRI scan on Monday.

Townsend has endured a frustrating end to the campaign and last started a Premier League match in the 1-0 defeat by Arsenal on 16 March.

He exploded onto the international stage in October, netting on his England debut against Montenegro before helping overcome Poland as Roy Hodgson's men secured a place in Brazil.

And Townsend will be hoping the latest injury does not jeopardise his chances of making Hodgson's final 23-man World Cup squad.

The Spurs academy graduate has made 33 appearances in all this campaign, having impressed on loan at QPR at the back end of last season.