Andros Townsend has been outstanding for us since we signed him from Tottenham in January and at around £11M he seems well worth the money, although he is said to have a release clause of around £8M in his contract in case we are relegated a week on Sunday.
Certainly Andros’ stats are very good and in 11 games he has scored four great goals for Newcastle and also has two assists.
Rafa Benitez congratulates Andros at end of the game
And his winning goal against Crystal Place was something to behold, as he smashed the ball into Welsh International Wayne Hennessey’s top right hand corner of the net giving the Palace goalkeeper no chance at all.
Another Welsh International defender, James Collins of West Ham, has been really impressed with the form of the England International since he signed in January.
Talking on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports this is what James said about the 24 year-old England winger:
“Since he has come in, he has done very well in a team that was struggling,” “He has probably been the shining light and obviously scoring goals.”
Andros is in some of the best form of his career at the moment, so we have to hope he continues that at Aston Villa on Saturday and then in our final game against his old club Spurs on May 15th.
Andros has a chance to be a real hero at Newcastle if he can keep scoring those goals in the final two games of this horrendous seaosn, which will decide whether we remain a Premier League club.
They will also likely decide whether Rafa Benitez stays with us next season.