Dependable Dawson dealt blow as Spurs make Ledley the Wembley King

25 February 2009 01:21
Tottenham[LNB]defender Michael Dawson is heading for Wembley heartache for the second year in a row. [LNB]Dawson missed last year's 2-1 Carling Cup final win over Chelsea due to injury and was desperate to start on Sunday after a return to form. [LNB]But the 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest centre-back looks set to miss out again with Harry Redknapp expected to favour Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate against Manchester United[LNB]. [LNB] In the thick of it: Dawson (left) wrestles with Boro's Emmanuel Pogatez during a clash last season[LNB]Redknapp has heaped praise on Dawson since taking charge in October, but admits he would find it difficult to leave King out for the big day. [LNB]"Dawson has been fantastic for me and done a great job," said Redknapp. [LNB]"But when Ledley plays we seem to win. He played at Manchester City when we won, he played at West Ham when we won and at Hull when we won. [LNB]"You just wish you could get Ledley on the pitch more because when he plays he has a presence about him. "Ledley's a very important player to us, so we'll have to see how he is for Sunday."[LNB] ASH WEDNESDAY: Boastful Bentley ought to skip performing for the media circus and secure a Spurs' starting spot - because the lad actually can play[LNB]THE LIST: Sportsmail's 30-21 of football's biggest traitors[LNB]TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WEB[LNB] [LNB] [LNB]  

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