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.

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.

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.

'Michael's been in great form, he's showing England form,' Redknapp said.

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'In the form he's in at the moment, he could well break into the England squad.

'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.'

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

Source: Daily_Mail

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