Harry Redknapp has revealed that Michael Dawson could return to the Tottenham team for next weekend's FA Cup match against Cheltenham after returning to training.
Dawson has been sidelined since suffering an Achilles problem against Manchester City in August and was sent for surgery last month.
He has been making good progress in his recovery and Redknapp has revealed that he is now closing in on a first-team comeback.
While the defender has only just started working with his team-mates again, there is a chance he will play in the FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane on 7th January.
Aaron Lennon is also not too far away from returning to action after picking up a hamstring injury in the recent win over Sunderland.
Asked about his injured players, Redknapp said on Sky Sports News: "It is good news. They are coming back.
"Michael trained yesterday for the first time and he is going to train this morning, so it is great to see Michael Dawson back out on the training ground.
"He is a fantastic player and a great guy.
"He is not ready to play yet but we are going to get a week's training into him and he is aiming for the FA Cup, which would be great if we could get him fit for that.
"Aaron's coming on well. He is working hard with the rehab.
"He is not ready tomorrow (to face Swansea) but not far away."