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Swede dreams for Les

Posted on 12 July 2000  - 12:00

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Les Ferdinand's summer overtime looks like paying dividends - he has targeted our first pre-season friendly for his comeback.

Big Les's injury hell has been well documented, suffice to say that he was out from August to March after an Achilles operation and then, after a brief comeback, from March until the end of the season when he still felt discomfort from the injury.

A further operation seems to have done the trick though and the 33-year-old has been a regular visitor to Spurs Lodge for extra work over the summer.

Things have clearly progressed well for the ex-England star and he aims to be out there when the action starts at Byske FC in Sweden, on Wednesday July 19.

Looking well at pre-season training, he confirmed: "We go away to Sweden next week and I'm training the same as everyone else with the same aim in mind, playing in that first game of pre-season. That's what I'm aiming for.

"Things have gone well so far in training. It's been tough but it's been good and it is very nice to be back.

"The injury has felt better and better. I've had no trouble with it since I came back. Last time I had a few aches and pains but this time I've had no problems. Obviously now we're stepping up the work but so far, touch wood, there have been no problems. I just hope that continues."

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