Playmaker Luka Modric has provided Tottenham Hotspur with a timely boost after stepping up his comeback from a broken leg with an appearance in a training ground friendly.
Modric played 70 minutes of a second-string game against Blue Square Premier League side Grays Athletic on Tuesday.
The Croatia international has spent the last four months on the treatment table after fracturing his fibula in a Premier League game against Blackburn Rovers back in August.
"It was great to see Luka back," coach Clive Allen told the club's official website.
"He worked hard in the game, he needed the match practice and I'm sure it will bring him on a great deal."
Modric joined Spurs from Dinamo Zagreb in summer 2008 and has netted five goals in 49 appearances for the north London club.