Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate could play again this season - Harry Redknapp

Centre-back could be in line for a shock early return

Jonathan Woodgate could be set to make his long awaited return from injury before the end of the season, according to Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp.

There were rumours that Woodgate’s career could have been over at the start of the season when he was not named in Spurs' 25-man Premier League squad, but he is now going through a pre-season training schedule.

Redknapp is delighted with his defender's progress and has hailed his determination to get back to full fitness.

Speaking to The Sun, Redknapp said: "It's fantastic for him.

"It's the first time in 18 months or so that there's a bit of light at the end of the tunnel for him."

Asked if he could play this season, Redknapp added: "He could do, if he keeps progressing."

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