Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has welcomed Aaron Lennon's return to fitness.

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."

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