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Jermaine Jenas was overjoyed to make a playing return for Tottenham on Saturday.

The England international midfielder was handed a start against Southend in the FA Cup, with the 90-minute run-out his first piece of action since damaging his ankle in December.

Jenas, who scored the second goal in the 3-1 win over The Shrimpers, admits he was a frustrated spectator for the last six weeks and heaped praise on the club's medical staff for aiding his recovery from injury.

"I enjoyed it. It has been a long wait for me and it is credit to the staff behind the scenes at Spurs, the medical staff and fitness coaches, that I have got back," Jenas told Sky Sports News.

"It has been frustrating. Watching the lads week in and week out and not being able to contribute has been frustrating, but it was worth the wait."