Dawson set for cup final woe

25 February 2009 08:06
Harry Redknapp has hinted that Tottenham Hotspur defender Michael Dawson is again set to miss out on a Carling Cup final appearance.[LNB] Dawson sat out last year's 2-1 win over Chelsea due to injury and recently admitted being forced to watch from the Wembley stands 12 months ago was his 'biggest downer'.[LNB]However, the centre-half is in line for more cup final heartache with Redknapp set to partner Jonathan Woodgate and Ledley King against Manchester United on Sunday.[LNB]Though Dawson has started four of Spurs' five games in this season's competition, he is likely to be on the bench for the game, live on Sky Sports 1 & HD1.[LNB]Spurs boss Redknapp has praised Dawson, but concedes he will be unable to leave King out, providing the club captain is fit.[LNB]Great job"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.[LNB]"Ledley's a very important player to us, so we'll have to see how he is for Sunday."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports