Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend has only started three Premier League games for Spurs this seasonGetty

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has insisted he is likely to stay at White Hart Lane even though he has played a minor role at Spurs since manager Mauricio Pochettino's arrival.

The 23-year-old star was one of Spurs' sensations during the first part of last season under then manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Townsend even earned a regular spot in Roy Hodgson's England squad, although he missed the World Cup in Brazil due to an injury he picked up during the qualifying matches.

The England international was expected to be even more vital at White Hart Lane this season but he is struggling to convince Pochettino to give him a place in his starting XI.

The winger has only made seven Premier League appearances in the first part of the campaign, with just three of them as a starter.

That has led to Townsend being linked with a move away from Spurs during the January transfer window but he has rubbished those claims.

"The club want me here and I want to be here, so that's all I can say at the minute. I'm a Spurs boy. I've been at the club since the age of eight so as long as I'm in the team, as I have been over the last few weeks, I'm not looking to go anywhere," Townsend said to Standard Sport.

"Unless the club come and tell me they want me to leave then I won't be going anywhere. I'm fighting for my shirt. The last six or seven windows have been the same, with my name linked with other clubs."

Having started the last two Premier League games following Erik Lamela's injury, while scoring a goal against Chelsea, he says his long-term future remains in north London and he now hopes to establish himself in the starting line-up.

He said: "Earlier in the season I was limited only to cup games, Capital One and Europa League but now hopefully I've broken back into that Premier League squad, hopefully I can put a run of games together and all these rumours that come about every transfer window can go away.

"I've had to wait quite a long time this season to get the breakthrough in the Premier League, but now I've started back-to-back games. If I get a chance at Crystal Palace on Saturday I want to impress again.

"More regular starts are the aim. The way I play, I need games to get back to my best. I've had two on the spin now in the league and I'm looking for another on Saturday. I'm feeling good and feeling sharp. I won't compare myself to how I was playing last season but I know what I can do."