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Tottenham Hotspur Team News: Lennon, Pienaar Fit And Set To Play Against Shamrock Rovers

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28:  Steven Pienaar laughs during the Tottenham Hotspur Training session held at Spurs Lodge training ground on September 28, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 28: Steven Pienaar laughs during the Tottenham Hotspur Training session held at Spurs Lodge training ground on September 28, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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Tottenham Hotspur and manager Harry Redknapp have released the team news ahead of Thursday's Europa League clash with Shamrock Rovers. First and foremost, Aaron Lennon has been declared fit and will start against the Irish club. Lennon may even be available for selection Sunday in the North London Derby.

Additionally, Danny Rose and Steven Pienaar are both healthy and should play some role against Shamrock Rovers. Rose has recovered from a knee injury and Pienaar is over his groin injury. The inclusion of these three means that Spurs will be fielding a significantly stronger squad than they have in past Europa League matches.

The final bit of good news is that Michael Dawson is recovering from his Achilles injury. The Spurs defender is now in a walking boot and, according to Harry Redknapp, should be jogging next week. Dawson is expected to be back in the team in a couple of weeks.

And now for the bad news. Tom Huddlestone has been forced to have ankle surgery and now faces quite a long time on the sidelines. Additionally, William Gallas has picked up another calf injury. The French defender had just returned to fitness from a calf injury and now faces a few more weeks out after injury the other calf.