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Posted on 18 October 2013  - 17:14

Andre Villas-Boas is happy with the health of our returning international players as he steps up preparations for Sunday’s return to action at Villa.

Andre in training this weekAaron LennonJan, Erik, JD, Kyle and Andros all pictured in training after returning from international duty this week

The squad trained together for the first time on Thursday after we had 12 players away on senior international duty.

“They had tiring trips, as always, but it’s good that the internationals played on Tuesday, as it gives us more time to prepare for the game,” said Andre.

“Most of the lads came back okay, heavy legs, but generally no big problems and we’re happy to have them back (at) 100 per cent.”

Andre gave us updates on Etienne Capoue (ankle), Younes Kaboul (thigh), Danny Rose (foot) and Aaron Lennon.

“Etienne is due to join the team next week,” he said. “Younes could be ready, we have to make a decision on him.

“Danny Rose has made substantial progress, he’s now running and is probably one week away.

“We’ve used these two weeks to build Aaron’s fitness. We know what he can offer us, he’s a great, great player. He won’t be in contention (this week), but expect to see him back soon.”