Will THIS PLAYER miss out for Tottenham in the Carling Cup final?

It’s not every season that Spurs find themselves in a cup final at Wembley, although they have somehow managed to make to achieve this in back-to-back seasons. Harry Redknapp is going to have a few disappointed members of the squad on his hands after he announces the starting line-up, and it appears as though this trusty player is going to miss out again!

Sky Sports reports that the Tottenham manager clearly wants Ledley King in the heart of the defence with Jonathan Woodgate, thus meaning that Michael Dawson will only have a place on the bench. The central defender watched last season’s victory over Chelsea from the stands and it appears that he will only play a bit-part against Manchester United on Sunday.

“Dawson has been fantastic for me and done a great job,” said Redknapp.

“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.

“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.”

Will Dawson miss out for Tottenham once again this weekend? There’s no doubt that Ledley King brings an air of authority to the Spurs defence, although it’s possible that Redknapp might not risk the latter, who is limited as to how much football he can play. Do Tottenham supporters think that Dawson should get a place in the starting XI? Perhaps he’ll be able to at least come off the bench this time.

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