Tottenham defender Michael Dawson ignoring QPR speculation

Tottenham's Michael Dawson shrugs off reports of a potential move to Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window

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André Villas-Boas has only started Michael Dawson in one Premier League tie Photo: The Sport Review

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Michael Dawson has played down reports linking the Tottenham Hotspur defender with a January move to Queens Park Rangers.

The 29-year-old started his first Premier League game of the season as Spurs were 3-1 winners against West Ham United on Sunday.

Steven Caulker and William Gallas have been preferred at centre-half to the former Nottingham Forest star under André Villas-Boas this term.

Dawson came close to agreeing a deal to move to QPR in August, and with his former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp now in charge at Loftus Road, the defender is once again being linked with a switch to west London.

“I’m at Tottenham. I’m playing my football and I played today,” Dawson told London 24.

“I love playing football and I want to be playing. There’s no hiding that and it’s hard when you’re not.

“Every player wants to play, not just me, and of course it’s frustrating.

“But I’m someone who keeps my head down, works hard and when you’re called upon you’ve got to go out there and perform – and I thought all 11 players performed well.

“It’s a great feeling and great to get three points because these fans went through a hard week last week, losing the way we did against Arsenal, and it hurt the boys.

“We’re back to winning ways in the Premier League, which we needed to do because we haven’t been having the best of runs in recent weeks.”

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