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Defender Michael Dawson signs new Tottenham contract

Michael Dawson in action for Tottenham
Dawson has been in impressive form for Spurs all season

Defender Michael Dawson has committed his future to Tottenham by signing a contract that is set to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2015.

The 26-year-old, who moved to White Hart Lane from Nottingham Forest in the 2005 January transfer window, has made 184 appearances for Spurs.

Dawson has impressed at centre back this season, helping to keep clean sheets in seven of the last nine games.

"I have loved it since I first signed, so this was an easy decision," he said.

"I am delighted the club wants me to stay for another five-and-a-half years.

"This is a club that wants to be fighting to finish in the top four on a regular basis and challenging for silverware.


"That is what the football club is all about and everyone here shares those ambitions."

With Jonathan Woodgate injured and Ledley King unable to play games in quick succession, Dawson has been a regular this season, often partnering Sebastien Bassong at the heart of the defence.

And his form has led Spurs boss Harry Redknapp to tip him for an England call-up.

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