The return of Aaron Lennon

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Tottenham fans can expect plenty of width at the DW Stadium on Saturday with the news that Aaron Lennon is fit.

The jet-heeled winger has missed the last three matches after he suffered an injury during the first-leg of our Europa League tie against FC Basel and will represent a massive boost for our midfield. Lennon returned to training last week and is now fit enough to be named in AVB’s squad.

It will mean that we’ll have Bale and Lennon on the flanks which will help to stretch the Wigan midfield, who are battling for Premier League survival. It’s a massive match for us, there’s no doubt about that. I hate to use the cliché but every game is a “must-win” game for us.

“Aaron has trained with the team and is back in contention,” AVB told the official site.

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

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  1. Having Lenny back is great news, but having him back and firing on all cylinders, in an attacking sense, will be even better.
    I am Lennon's BIGGEST fan, and his harshest critic, and as such I believe a player of Aarons ability should be doing so much more.
    In my mind the pacy winger has always been a creative force, but it's about time his stats start to reflect that on a consistent basis.

    Aaron has ALWAYS had the potential to go on and become one of the worlds greatest wingers, and although in my mind he is, his numbers up till now have NEVER reflected it.

    I would like to see Lennon run infield more, with and without the ball, in order to impose a greater influence on matches. With Kyle Walker capable of managing the right-hand side of the pitch alone, I think Aaron should choose his moments to take up positions centrally where he can link up effectively with Bale, Defoe etc with one-two's, enabling him to run directly at the heart of defences. His goal against Sunderland should serve as an example of the kind of damage Lennon can do when operating between the goal posts.

    I AM NOT SAYING HE SHOULD PLAY THERE 90 MINS, BUT MORE THAT HE IS CAPABLE OF ROTATING/ROAMING IN THOSE ADVANCED POSITIONS ON THE FIELD, TO GREAT EFFECT.

    If Chelsea's front-line of Oscar, Mata and Hazard can do it, why can't Bale, Lennon and Holtby/Sigurdsson be taught to do the same?

    Practice makes perfect, so maybe pre-season will the ideal time to put these tactics in to place, but surely the lads are intelligent enough to pick up the change of system relatively easily.

    I still think, EVEN, after the 8/9 years Lennon's been at the club, that we have only seen Aaron maximise 80% of his true potential.

  2. Till he got injured, I would suggest that he was having his best season for us. When u rely on pace, you need to be 100% fit, so he can’t be rushed back. His best performances are when he plays inside and outside. He gives us great width on the right, however, as with his England performances as an example, he doesn’t get the ball in good areas at the right times often enough. When he is on it, he is an absolute delight to watch. With JD back (and hopefully firing) also the two of them can create huge problems for the oppo. Hopefully he can make a positive impact off the bench on the wknd. COYS

  3. i cant make up my mind on Aaron a bit like him as regards crossing and shooting lol . you have to love the lad he is a battler and he has an old fashion attitude to the game no airs and graces like most footballers . i want him to become England class to dominate games on a regular basis one word CONSISTENCEY….COYS

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