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Posted on 29 April 2006  - 12:00

Paul Robinson picks out Aaron Lennon's continued improvement as one of his highlights of the season.

Paul Robinson picks out Aaron Lennon's continued improvement as one of his highlights of the season.

England's number one first knew about Aaron's talent as a raw youngster at Leeds United before the lightning winger following him from Elland Road to Spurs last summer.

'Azza' got his chance early this season following Wayne Routledge's injury on the opening day at Portsmouth and he hasn't looked back.

He's made 27 appearances to date, scored his first goal, is creating more chances by the week, was called into the England Under-21 squad back in October, was on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year and the talk is now of the 19-year-old having a chance of sneaking into Sven Goran Eriksson's World Cup squad - last week Sven admitted he was 'knocking on the door'.

Robbo said: "One of the personal highlights for me this season is the development of Aaron Lennon - he's come on leaps and bounds.

"I was with Aaron for a long time at Leeds and to see what he's done this season has been fantastic.

"He's staking his (England) claim every week, playing consistently well and making opportunities for us.

"I used to play in the same youth team at Leeds as Aaron's brother and as I got into the first team, there was talk of this young lad Aaron Lennon coming through the youth ranks.

"At the end of my time at Leeds he was already in and around the first team squad. I think we realised what a talent he was then and people can see that now."

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