Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Aaron Lennon is in line for a return to the first team for this weekend's clash with Wigan Athletic.

The Portuguese manager had been without wingers Lennon and Gareth Bale for two matches, after both picked up injuries in Tottenham's 2-2 first leg draw with Basel at the beginning of April. The Welshman retuned to Villas-Boas' starting XI to great effect in last Sunday's 3-1 win over Manchester City, and the manager is delighted to welcome his other influential wide man back to the side at an important stage of the season.

"Aaron has trained with the team and is back in contention," Villas-Boas told the club's website. "It is good to have him back. He's a player who has had a great impact this season.

Aaron Lennon
AVB will welcome Lennon back to his squad for this weekend's clash with Wigan. (Reuters)

In addition to Bale and Lennon, Villas-Boas has recently been without striker Jermain Defoe, as the forward has struggled with a pelvis injury. Like Bale, the England forward rediscovered his fitness and his form with impeccable timing, netting a sublime effort in the win over City.

After a goal laden first half of the season where he found the back of the net 13 times, Defoe has struggled to add to his tally in 2013, but his manager is confident the forward will have a key role to play in Spurs' battle for a top four finish.

"It's a big decision to choose (between Defoe and Adebayor) but we are extremely happy," the Spurs manager added.

"It is very important for us to have Jermain back, particularly because he found the back of the net. Goalkeepers have been making impossible saves against him and he finally got the ball in the net the other day with a tremendous goal that helped us get the three points.

"It's good because he had a blip in terms of goals, but not performances - he was always sharp- but he had a couple of injuries.

"Now he is back he gives us that quality and confidence by scoring."

Defoe and PFA Player of the Year candidate Bale are both likely to start Saturday's clash with Wigan, while Lennon's return to fitness guarantees him a place in the match day squad at the very least.