Several of Spurs’ fringe players got a useful run out at the Lodge yesterday as a club XI beat Leyton Orient 3-1.
Aaron Lennon played for 45 minutes as he continues his comeback from injury while there was a much needed run out for John Bostock and for the likes of Tom Carroll and Yago Falque who will be kicking their heals as the Europa League takes a break.
Spurs went behind to a goal from veteran striker Jamie Cureton on 12 minutes before Cameron Lancaster drove home from close range to level the scores.
Bostock then scored from the spot to make it 2-1 before Kevin Stewart secured the win just after half time.
After the game, the focus was on Aaron Lennon as he bids to be fit for our Premier League match at Newcastle next week.
“Aaron played 45 minutes, so that’s a positive and it’s important that we keep the likes of Jake and Tom Carroll ticking over, they’ve done well in the Europa League and we don’t want them to lose that fitness,” said Tim Sherwood after the game.
“Yago Falque got the full 90 minutes into his legs and that fitness is important for him.
“We played some great stuff in the second half with Dean, John Bostock, Massimo and Alex Pritchard all moving the ball so quickly. They know each other’s games so well and that’s the benefit.”