Townsend could miss start of next season if he breaches regulations again.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend has been handed a four month ban from football after being found guilty of breaching the FA’s betting regulations.
The ban will be backdated to 23 May, when Townend withdrew from the England under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship in Israel, and three months of the ban will be suspended until 1 July 2016.
The 21-year-old, who spent the second half of this season on loan at QPR, will therefore be available for the start of the new Premier League season in August and he is expected to be part of Spurs’ first team squad, having impressed at Loftus Road.
The left-sided player was also fined £18,000, the FA confirmed in a statement of their official website.
Townsend, who has been sent on loan nine times in his Spurs career, made 12 Premier League appearances for relegated QPR last term, scoring twice.