Michael Dawson has been DROPPED by Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas.

The Daily Mail says Villas-Boas has axed England internationals Dawson and Tom Huddlestone from Tottenham's squad for Saturday's game against Newcastle United.

The news will come as a blow to England boss Roy Hodgson, who voiced fears earlier this week about the amount of game-time available to English players in the Premier League.