Aaron Lennon’s early season form has earned the right winger a recall to the England squad for the upcoming fixtures against San Marino and Poland. Kyle Walker and Jermain Defoe also retained their places but it was Lennon’s inclusion that caught the attention of those Spurs fans who are still interested in this sort of thing.
Aaron was last used by Fabio Capello during the disastrous 2010 world cup campaign and his most recent appearance came in the 0-0 draw against Algeria when Capello substituted him just after the hour mark.
With Capello out of the picture, some of us thought that the player had done enough to warrant a recall prior to this point and an addition to 19 caps that had been spread over four years. A return under Capello had seemed unlikely – no matter how well he had been playing but Roy Hodgson has finally rewarded a bright return to form and we wish Aaron every success for next week.