Aaron Lennon faces more injury woes ahead of North London derby.
England and Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon has endured a further setback in his recovery from a groin injury.
Spurs Manager Harry Redknapp confirmed at a press conference yesterday that Lennon, who has not played since December, was still struggling ahead of his side’s clash with North London rivals Arsenal tonight (Wednesday).
"He trained and had a bit of a setback again. Hopefully he'll be fit for the World Cup – I hope he's fit to play for Tottenham first and foremost,” said Redknapp.
"He's sore again. He's come out in training and felt a bit sore after. So I don't know. We just have to keep our fingers crossed but it's been a long time."
Lennon played in six of England’s eleven 2009 matches – including the final three 2010 World Cup qualifying matches – establishing himself as a regular in Fabio Capello’s squad.
With fellow right midfielder David Beckham also out of World Cup contention due to an Achilles tendon injury, Capello will be keen to see Lennon fit and playing again as soon as possible.