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JJ sings Lennon's praises

Posted on 30 June 2009  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas was full of praise for Aaron Lennon's performances last season.

JJ sings Lennon's praises

Jermaine Jenas was full of praise for Aaron Lennon's performances last season.

The winger was in flying form especially in the second half of the campaign with a stand-out display in the Carling Cup Final against United and important goals in key wins against Stoke, Hull and Middlesbrough as we climbed the Premier League.

His form earned a place back in the England squad for the friendly against Slovakia and World Cup qualifier against Ukraine in March and April - his start against Slovakia exactly two years after his previous cap.

It also earned a place on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year Award and a One Hotspur Members ‘double' of Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season.

"Aaron was brilliant," said JJ. "All the accolades and praise he received are well deserved.

"I'm one of his biggest fans. He worked really hard, played through injury towards the end of the season and did everything that was asked of him.

"I really can't say enough about the lad, his attitude and character. For me, he's the best right winger in England."

Tom Huddlestone agreed: "Apart from the last few weeks, Aaron was fully fit and he seemed more positive in his performances.

"Whenever he gets the ball, he wants to take his defender on, and he puts balls into dangerous areas where strikers can't help but get on the end of them."