Newcastle fans want former star to return after they secure promotion

Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend took to social media to congratulate his former side Newcastle United on their promotion back to the Premier League on Monday night.

The Magpies sealed an immediate return to the top flight following their 4-1 victory against Preston North End at St James’ Park, and fans can look forward to hosting the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool again next season.

Despite spending less than six months with the club after joining from Tottenham at the end of January 2016 and then choosing to leave for Crystal Palace on July 1 after the Toon were relegated to the Championship last term, it appears as though the 25-year-old is still a popular figure in the north east.

Newcastle supporters were quick to reply to the winger’s congratulatory message via social media, with many asking for him to return this summer in order to boost their top flight return.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…