Townsend is a speedy wide player who had loan spells at Millwall, Watford and Ipswich Town under Roy Keane last season. Previously he had turned out for Yeovil, Leyton Orient and MK Dons. He is a confident player who was a member of Tottenham's strong Academy side two seasons ago. He is prepared to take on defenders and can deliver good crosses into the box and is confident enough to shoot with both feet. In total he has 75 League and Cup appearances during his loan spells, scoring 8 goals. He has the FA Cup appearance and goal for Spurs and a substitute appearnace against Hearts at Tynecastle to his name as well.
Carroll had an impressive season with Orient and was a member of their team which progressed in the FA Cup before losing to Arsenal in a replay at the Emirates. A hard working midfield player, although lightly made up, he has good distribution and wasn't out of place in the hustle and bustle of League 1 last year when he played 14 times.
Supporters will be keen to see these young players in a game that is almost a 'dead' rubber with Tottenham taking a five goal advantage to White Hart Lane. Sadly, it is one of Tottenham's failings that so few young players come through the Academy/youth set-up to amke a mark in the senior team. the last player to come into the team and make a telling contribution to the club's fortunes is Ledley king who is so badly missed in central defence due to his on-going injury problems.