Belfast Telegraph

Lennon not ready for Spurs return

Tottenham Hotspur winger Aaron Lennon is expected to miss his side's trip to Wigan at the weekend and now faces a battle to prove his fitness before England's friendly against Egypt at the start of next month.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp was encouraged last week as Lennon does not require an operation on his groin injury, but the 22-year-old is still in the rehabilitation stage of his comeback and has not yet joined in full training with his first-team colleagues.

It means Lennon only has the FA Cup replay against Bolton as a possible appearance before the England squad is named for the Egypt clash on March 3 at Wembley — the last international of the season. Capello will name his squad the day before Spurs face Everton.

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