Ledley King reports no ill-effects from his run out in a practice game against Fulham on Tuesday and hopes to be back in first team contention very soon.
Ledley joined Darren Anderton and Alton Thelwell on the comeback trail at Motspur Park, while Stephen Clemence played to top up his fitness after returning recently from an Achilles problem.
"On a personal note it went well," revealed Ledley. "I felt quite good, now I just need to get my sharpness going and carry on with the training.
"With a couple more games I will be looking to push my way back into the squad."
Ledley had been back in training for ten days prior to the game, having missed the season so far with a hip injury that he sustained while out jogging in the summer.
"I felt good in training so I thought the time was right to play a practice game.
"It feels good at the moment. After training is the time to look after it a little bit, it's fine while I'm out there."
The first team squad is fairly well stocked with central defenders and Ledley knows he will face a battle to regain his place. He rightly points out that even central defensive resourses have been stretched at times this season.
"There was one stage when almost the whole defence was out and, at the beginning of the season, we were saying how many defenders we've got. It was quite strange.
"It will be tough even to get in the squad! Looking out there, there are 22 players training and any one of them could get in the starting X1. It shows how good a squad we've got."
First of all though, Ledley will hope to play against Chelsea for the reserves next week and it's been a while since he has turned out for the second string - St Albans was the home venue at the time.
"I think it was. I haven't been to Stevenage to play yet, but I don't mind checking it out.
"My main aim though is to get out at White Hart Lane and build it up from there."