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Tottenham defender Dawson impressing Capello

Tottenham defender Michael Dawson is playing his way into England's World Cup squad.

The Daily Mail says England manager Fabio Capello has never selected the 26-year-old centre-half in one of his squads but watched him excel against both Chelsea on Saturday and Arsenal last week and now considers him a possible option should his plans be disrupted by further injuries.

Amid concerns over the fitness of players like Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott, Ledley King and Wes Brown - none of whom were in action at the weekend - Capello will watch Dawson again when Tottenham meet Manchester United on Saturday.

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