Dawson to the World Cup: Harry backs Spurs ace Michael for England call-up

26 December 2009 12:29
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has backed Michael Dawson to make a late bid tobe part of Fabio Capello's England squad for South Africa next year.[LNB]Dawson was on standby for the last World Cup but did not travel to Germany under Sven-Goran Eriksson and has not been capped despite call-ups to the squad from Steve McClaren.[LNB]The 26-year-old has seized his opportunity following injuries to Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate, with Redknapp even giving him the captain's armband whenRobbie Keane has been on the bench.[LNB]'Michael's been in great form, he's showing England form,' Redknapp said.[LNB] Body on the line: Spurs captain Dawson has been in magnificent form[LNB]'In the form he's in at the moment, he could well break into the England squad.[LNB]'For me he's been absolutely fantastic. There's not too many centre-halves in the country playing better than Michael at the moment. He's a leader, good in the air, a great defender and can pass it. I certainly think if any player was going to force their way in he is a possibility.'[LNB]While King and Woodgate were playing regularly last season, Dawson's future looked uncertain. Even recently he was linked with Sunderland but Redknapp insisted: 'Not a chance, no.' London calling: Spurs boss Redknapp ready to make second Bellamy moveRedknapp insists Keane's not leaving Spurs but could move Bellamy TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

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