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Blackburn boss Allardyce: Tottenham defender King better than Ferdinand, Terry

Blackburn Rovers boss Sam Allardyce rates Tottenham defender Ledley King a superior player to crocked England captain Rio Ferdinand.

Allardyce believes King could have started AHEAD of either Manchester United's Ferdinand or John Terry.

Allardyce told the News of the World: "Arguably, Ledley is in better form that Ferdinand and Terry and he's in the squad because he's a brilliant footballer.

"Harry Redknapp was saying Spurs wouldn't get into the Champions League because their run-in against Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City was too difficult.

"But Ledley played in all those matches in and it was him who got Tottenham through those games even though he's not fit enough to train.

"Arguably, he is in better form than Ferdinand and Terry. If he was fit enough I would expect him to start regularly for England."

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