Defoe set for Spurs return ahead of schedule

Jermain Defoe is set to return for Tottenham ahead of schedule following ankle surgery.

Jermain Defoe is set to return for Tottenham ahead of schedule following ankle surgery.

The striker could be back by the end of next month – in time for Tottenham’s final two Champions League group games against Werder Bremen and FC Twente.

Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand said: “Jermain is progressing very well in the gym at the moment working on building up his muscles in and around the calf.

“He is due to start running soon and could return for us next month.

“Jermain’s return will be a major boost for us. It will put more pressure on our strikers, which will be great for us.”