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The French midfielder has recovered from an ankle injury picked up in February but coach Tim Sherwood says the club will have to monitor him closely

Tottenham midfielder Etienne Capoue has returned to first-team training after two months on the sidelines.

The midfielder has been out of action since suffering an ankle injury during Tottenham's 1-0 defeat to Norwich City in February. 

The 25-year-old's return has delighted Spurs boss Tim Sherwood, though he is wary of rushing the Frenchman back into action too soon.

"It's great to see him back in training, but he has been out for two months, so we have to be careful," Sherwood told the club's official website.  

"We'll continue to monitor him closely."

Capoue has made 18 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham since his move from Toulouse in August, scoring his only goal in the 5-1 defeat to Manchester City in January.

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