Dawson tips brother for England spot
Michael Dawson, who plays at Tottenham, has impressed of late in the injury-enforced absence of Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate at White Hart Lane. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has tipped his player to make a late bid for an international recall in time for South Africa and his elder brother does not disagree. Andy, who at 31 is five years Michael's senior, said: "It is amazing how football can turn around. "I have been watching Tottenham's performances and Mike of late and they play fantastic football. "They have had some great results and he [Redknapp] has assembled a very good squad. "Mike has obviously got his chance and taken it. He is playing some of the best football he has played for a very long time. "I see Harry Redknapp 'bigging' him up in the press all the time and that's only good for Mike." The Dawsons are set to meet this weekend as Hull travel to White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday. The pair both began their careers at Nottingham Forest but, while Michael was snapped up by Spurs, Andy came to the top flight the hard way. After a stint at Scunthorpe, the left-back joined Hull in 2003 and then played in all four divisions with the Tigers as they battled their way to the Premier League. Hull then made a flying start to life in the elite division and claimed a famous victory at Tottenham at a time when the London club were having difficulties under Juande Ramos. The situation has now turned around, with Spurs, under Redknapp, pushing for a place in the top four while Hull battle relegation. Dawson added: "If we get the opportunity, it will be great to play against Mike. "It's a bit chalk and cheese. Last year when we played them there we were at the top and they were struggling at the bottom. Obviously roles have reversed but I can only concentrate on Hull City."