Pardew makes Townsend England claim

Pardew makes Townsend England claim

Alan Pardew has said Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend deserves to be considered by Sam Allardyce for his next England squad.

The Eagles chief has been impressed with the form of the 25-year-old after bringing him into Selhurst Park on a five-year contract in the summer having triggered his £13million release clause at relegated Newcastle United.