Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon is ahead of schedule in his bid to return to fitness.
The England international is expected to be back to fitness in a fortnight as he recovers from a knee operation.
The 19-year-old underwent surgery at the end of last month, but he is making a better recovery than expected.
Tottenham boss Martin Jol could be handed a double fitness boost with transfer deadline day signing Steed Malbranque also making good progress from a hernia problem.
"Malbranque is getting fitter. He's started running while Lennon is ahead of schedule," said Jol.
Meanwhile, Paul Robinson has admitted he has not been at his best so far this season.
Robinson helped Spurs to a vital three points against Portsmouth last weekend with a brilliant late save from Tresor Lomana Lua Lua and he believes he owed it to his team-mates.
"I feel as though I owed that to the lads," said Robinson.
"I have not been at my best lately without playing particularly badly. I just wanted to give the lads something back and it was nice to do it with that save.
"For us to be near the bottom three is not good enough for this club so to win in Europe and against Portsmouth was massive for us."