Len­non’s re­vival is heart­en­ing

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How pleas­ing to see Aaron Len­non ex­cel on the left wing for Burn­ley. Now 31, and back af­ter miss­ing a sea­son or so with psy­cho­log­i­cal prob­lems, he had a su­per World Cup for Eng­land in 2006, com­ing on twice as a sub­sti­tute with cor­us­cat­ing suc­cess. He could still be of great ben­e­fit to an Eng­land team which alas plays with­out wingers.

The Eng­land man­ager Gareth South­gate hap­pened to be watch­ing Burn­ley’s re­cent win against Bournemouth and, al­though he hadn’t come to see Len­non, he must surely have re­alised that this is a player who could do Eng­land so much good.

Mean­while, Theo Wal­cott has been in much im­proved form on the Everton wing since join­ing them from Arse­nal.

Ei­ther or both of th­ese play­ers would surely im­prove an Eng­land team which has re­lied so heav­ily on set-pieces.

Re­vived...Burn­ley’s Aaron Len­non

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