Lennon’s revival is heartening
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