Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon continued his recovery from a groin injury with a 45 minute cameo against Leyton Orient in a friendly on Tuesday.
The England international picked up the injury during August's defeat to Manchester City, and after starting against Shamrock Rovers in the Europa League last week, has continued his return to fitness with another outing against Russell Slade's Orient.
The Spurs XI, which also included Jake Livermore and Tom Carroll, beat their Npower League One opponents 3-1, and technical co-ordinator Tim Sherwood says it was a great way for the first-team players to maintain their fitness.
"Aaron played 45 minutes, so that's a positive and it's important that we keep the likes of Jake and Tom Carroll ticking over, they've done well in the Europa League and we don't want them to lose that fitness," Sherwood said.
"Yago Falque got the full 90 minutes into his legs and that fitness is important for him.
"We played some great stuff in the second half with Dean, John Bostock, Massimo and Alex Pritchard all moving the ball so quickly.
"They know each other's games so well and that's the benefit."
Jamie Cureton had given the O's an early lead at Spurs Lodge, before Cameron Lancaster and Harry Kane's penalty gave Tottenham the lead, while Kevin Stewart's second half striker sealed the win.
With Spurs fighting on three fronts this season, and enduring something of an injury crisis, many of those in the youth and reserve sides have been called upon to feature in the club's cup runs, with the likes of Jake Livermore and Yago Falque being blooded in the Europa league group stage.
Furthermore, with the club's under-19s excelling in the Nextgen Series, which sees Spurs top of Group four which includes PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan, who were beaten 7-1 by Tottenham, it's clear the club are building successfully for the future.
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