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Lennon return delights Villas-Boas

Tottenham head coach Andre Villas-Boas has welcomed the return to full training of Aaron Lennon.

The 26-year-old has played once this season, in the Barclays Premier League opener at Crystal Palace, and missed 11 matches since due to a foot injury.

Now England international Lennon has returned to training during the international break and could be fit to play Aston Villa on October 20.

"I'm extremely happy," Villas-Boas said on

"It's been a long time out for a player of Aaron's importance and the team is delighted with his return.

"He's proved year after year how important he is for us and to have him back is a major plus."

On the prospect of Lennon featuring at Villa Park, the Portuguese added: "Let's see how he works on the international break.

"Azza has kept his fitness very high with our medical department."

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