Lennon trains again with Spurs

Lennon has been sidelined since December after he picked up the
problem that threatened to rule him out for the season. But the
22-year-old has made encouraging progress in his comeback, with
manager Harry Redknapp revealing the player should be fit to
feature in England’s World Cup squad if selected by Three Lions
boss Fabio Capello. The Spurs chief was further boosted by Lennon
taking part in open practice at White Hart Lane, a move which
marked a significant step-up in the player’s rehabilitation. Lennon
has missed the last 19 outings in all competitions, however
suggestions had surfaced that the former Leeds man could be in
contention to take on Portsmouth in the FA Cup semi-final on
Sunday. Redknapp would not be pushed on such claims, though,
instead telling supporters in a question and answer session that
his wing wizard would be closely monitored by the club’s medical
staff. “Today is the first day Aaron has joined in a training
session, it’s his first morning back,” said the 63-year-old boss.
“It was great to see him out training but we’ve got to take our
time, it’s important he doesn’t break down and have another
setback. “We’ll see how he goes this week, the physios will monitor
his progress and they will let us know when he’s ready to come back
and start playing again. “He’s getting closer and that’s good
news.”