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Harry - Lennon for England

04 March 2009 11:15
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has earmarked Aaron Lennon to make the next England squad after his brace against Middlesbrough. The rapid winger caught the eye as he turned in a man of the match performance in Wednesday's 4-0 battering of Boro. Lennon's last International cap came two years ago, but after surpassing Sunday's performance against Manchester United, the 21-year-old has stamped his credentials for a call-up by showing the form which made him a Sven-Goran Eriksson selection for the 2006 World Cup. Redknapp confirmed the current Three Lions boss Fabio Capello has watched him from the stands in the last two matches. "He's (Capello) seen him on Sunday and against Boro," said Redknapp. "He must have a good chance of getting in the next squad if he plays like he is at the moment. "Aaron is in fantastic form, and you felt something would happen every time he got the ball. The little fella is flying at the moment. "He was tired on Sunday, but his little legs were still going." Lennon's delivery into the box has been the issue in the past, but Redknapp feels the nippy winger is improving. "He's learning the game - he's only a kid," he said. "He's got all the equipment. I can see him taking things in; he needs people to work with him and work on his game - and he is responding. "His final ball is still the thing he needs to improve, but it's certainly getting better." Victory moved Spurs up to 14th, four points above the relegation zone, following Robbie Keane's first goal since returning from Liverpool. Roman Pavlyuchenko added another before Lennon scored five minutes before the break and again in the second half. "That's 10 points from five games, and you'd be flying with that average," added Redknapp. "It's still all to play for - with 12 teams in it, I think. Even Fulham would be looking over their shoulders. "This was a massive game because of the games we have coming up - three away and Chelsea at home. Another three victories should be enough. But there are 11 games left, and we want to keep pushing on."

Source: SKY_Sports