Hart: Tottenham's Dawson can match Chelsea captain Terry

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has been likened to Chelsea and England captain John Terry by his former Nottingham Forest boss Paul Hart.

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson has been likened to Chelsea and England captain John Terry by his former Nottingham Forest boss Paul Hart.

"In terms of playing style, he is not too far away from John Terry," Hart, who is now director of youth football at Portsmouth, told the London Evening Standard. "I think [England coach] Fabio Capello likes that type of defender.

"He is a fantastic header of the ball, but he can pass like a midfielder. His only weakness is that he struggles to pick up pace over the first few strides, but that's the case for a lot of big guys.

"I keep in touch with Michael when I can, as I do with all the young players I had at Forest. He is probably benefiting from a manager who shows more belief in him."

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