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Tottenham boosted by Aaron Lennon return

Lennon is set to return after a three game absence.  (©GettyImages)
Lennon is set to return after a three game absence. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham's flying winger Aaron Lennon has been given the all clear for the weekend fixture against Wigan. 

The return of Lennon will provide a huge boost for Tottenham and manager Andre Villas-Boas as they bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Aaron Lennon limped of the pitch with a suspected knee injury against FC Basel in their Europa League first leg quarter-final in a game that also saw Gareth Bale injured. 

Lennon has missed the last three games since being injured on April 4 has been gravely missed as the side without him lacked width and become worryingly unbalanced. 

AVB told the official Tottenham website: “Aaron has trained with the team and is back in contention. 

“It’s good to have him back. He’s a player who has had a great impact this season.” 

Lennon has proved to be a crucial player in the Tottenham setup. The England international has made 29 appearances for the north London club this term while finding the back of the net four times and picking up six assists.

AVB has relied on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Clint Dempsey to provide width to Tottenham while Lennon has been missing, but this didn't go as well as AVB would have hoped. 

Spurs only managed to gain a point in a fiercely contested 2-2 draw with Everton, however they then picked up a magnificent three points against the champions in a enthralling 3-1 win where they turned it around in seven minutes with Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Bale. 

The turnaround came just after the 70-minute mark after some masterful tactical changes from AVB as he changed from the heavily congested midfield formation of 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3.

This freed up space all around the pitch and allowed Spurs to exploit City's spacious flanks to good effect from deep balls from midfield. These crucial three points could prove valuable come the end of the season in a bid to land a Champions League place. Lennon's natural position out on the right flank will surely be of great importance to Tottenham for the remaining games of the season.


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