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Posted on 24 December 2006  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe will undergo late fitness tests before our Boxing Day clash against Aston Villa at the Lane.

Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe will undergo late fitness tests before our Boxing Day clash against Aston Villa at the Lane.

Winger Aaron has missed our last three games with inflammation of the knee while striker Jermain was a late withdrawal from Saturday's reverse at Newcastle after tweaking his knee in the warm-up at St James' Park.

Martin Jol reported on Sunday: "We are still having a look at both of them, both trained and are 50-50. They will have late tests."

Paul Stalteri, Robbie Keane (both knee), Jermain Jenas and Teemu Tainio (both ankle) remain out.