Andros Townsend wary of Nottingham Forest threat

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Andros Townsend runs with the ball past West Ham United's English midfielder Kevin Nolan during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane in London on
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Andros Townsend warns his Spurs teammates that they will have to be fully focused if they want to beat Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has warned his teammates that they face a tough test when they host Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

Spurs welcome the Championship leaders to White Hart Lane tonight with a place in the fourth round of the competition at stake.

Following an indifferent start to the Premier League season for Tottenham, Townsend believes that the hosts will need to be fully focused if they want to get past Forest.

"Our opponents are flying high in the Championship so we know it's not going to be an easy game. They're going to try and get at us from the first minute and it's going to be difficult, but we're playing at home in front of our own fans so it's definitely a winnable game for us," he told the club's official website.

"You've always got to be more wary of teams when you play in the cup competitions because they're going to be up for it that little bit extra and they're going to be running around that little bit more, so we've got to be on our game if we want to go through."

Spurs head into the match on the back of a 1-0 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion in the league.

Tottenham's Andros Townsend during the UEFA Europa League Group K football match Tromso IL vs Tottenham Hotspur FC in Tromso, on November 28, 2013
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