Michael Dawson declared that he was delighted to be back in the fold after his contribution helped Spurs to a 3-0 win over Cheltenham at the weekend. However the news was tempered with reports that club captain Ledley King has suffered yet another injury setback.
“It was great to be out there playing again,” said Dawson after the match. “There is no better feeling than walking out at White Hart Lane.
“Four months in the gym is certainly not what you want but it happens in football and speak to any player, that’s the down side.
“When you do get back out there playing again it’s a great reward for that hard work.”
However, the latest news surrounding King is a big blow to the defender who is hoping to notch up the twenty games needed to secure a new contract at the end of the season.
“Ledley did his hamstring on Friday,” Harry Redknapp said.
“He had a little jog and tore his hamstring, we think. He has gone for a scan. We don’t have the results yet but he only went for a little easy jog and his hamstring went.”
Spurs’ central defenders do seem to rotate their injury issues at least, although on occasions this has left us with just two fit players to fill the centre half roles. With just Dawson, Kaboul and Bassong fully fit at present, Harry may just be forced into the transfer market this month.