Routledge reveals frustration
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Winger Wayne Routledge has expressed his frustration at not being fit to play.Tottenham winger Wayne Routledge has revealed his frustration at having to watch his new team from the stands as he recovers from injury.
The 20-year-old had been tipped for a big season after his summer signing from Crystal Palace, but a stress fracture in the foot, suffered on the first day of the season, has left him playing a waiting game.
"It has been a very frustrating time for me," Routledge told Spurs' official website. "To come to a new club, start off well and then get injured is not ideal."
The winger is positive in his outlook though, after being told he no longer has to wear the protective boot he had been forced to don.
"Things are going quite well with the injury, though, and I can see light at the end of the tunnel," hoped Routledge.
"I've got to have another scan to see how well it is healing, but the signs are good and hopefully I will be back sooner than I thought.
"I'm in every day again now and starting to get back into the routine - looking to be back on the pitch soon.
"It was a good thing I caught it early but, in terms of playing, it has been devastating for me," he added.
But Routledge has been delighted by Tottenham's performances in his absence, and reserved special praise for his replacement.
"The team have done very well and are picking up results, even away from home. The win against Charlton showed how good we are and it shows what we should be going for this season.
"Aaron Lennon is doing well and is a good player. Due to my injury he got his chance and he is taking it - it should be interesting when I get back and challenge him for the spot."