Barclays Premier League

Assou-Ekotto boost for Spurs

2012-12-12 15:05
Benoit Assou-Ekotto (AFP)

London - Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto has returned to training with Tottenham after three months on the sidelines with a knee injury.

The dreadlocked left-back has been first choice at his position with the North London club over the past four seasons but has only made three apearances during the ongoing campaign after the problem flared up in September.

The enigmatic 28-year-old raised hopes of a return to first team action when he trained with the team on Wednesday:

"Training with the team today !!! I hope I'll remember the name of every one LOL," he tweeted.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas is expected to confirm whether Assou-Ekotto will be available for Sunday's English Premier League game against Swansea later this week.

The Portuguese could also have another long-term injury victim - Scott Parker - available for the clash at White Hart Lane as the England international has almost completed his recovery from a long-standing Achilles injury picked up in the summer.

The 32-year-old, who won the club's player of the year award last season, has played for the reserves and the under-21's in the last seven days and is close to a return to Premier League action.

Tottenham are currently fifth in the top flight and 13 points behind leaders Manchester United.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
29 August 2015
Newcastle United v Arsenal, St. James' Park 13:45
Liverpool v West Ham United, Anfield 16:00
Stoke City v West Bromwich Albion, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Watford, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Stamford Bridge 16:00
Aston Villa v Sunderland, Villa Park 16:00
Bournemouth v Leicester City, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton, White Hart Lane 18:30
30 August 2015
Southampton v Norwich City, St. Mary's Stadium 14:30
Swansea City v Manchester United, Liberty Stadium 17:00
12 September 2015
Everton v Chelsea, Goodison Park 13:45
Norwich City v Bournemouth, Carrow Road 16:00
Arsenal v Stoke City, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Southampton, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Swansea City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Manchester United v Liverpool, Old Trafford 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who do you think will win the EPL 2015/16 season?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.