Ledley King backs Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane for the England first-team

The Spurs striker is in line for his first England start against Estonia tonight. (KO 19:45)

Spurs favourite Ledley King has talked up Harry Kane’s England prospects and compared the striker to two of the game’s greats.

The former Spurs captain – who made 268 appearances for the Lilywhites between 1999 and 2012 – feels that Kane has the ability to get himself into the starting line-up for next summer's European Championship.

“Harry's record for England is great and I’ve always said he's a goalscorer, he fits into that Shearer mould, that Sheringham mould, he’s a bit of both really," said Ledley, in an interview on the Spurs website.

"He’s also a player who no matter what the occasion, you can see him scoring goals. Nothing seems to faze him.

"His main objective is to keep playing football, to stay fit at club level and if he does that, the goals will come and he’ll have a great opportunity to make the starting line-up in the Euros.

"There are some other top players in there as well like Rooney and Sturridge but Harry is a true goalscorer and if he stays fit, I’m sure he’ll be right in there," he added.

Kane did indeed show all the hallmarks of being a goalscorer last season, but he has struggled to replicate that form this term and has just the one strike for Spurs to his name this season.

He has found the going easier on the international stage however, and scored twice for England last month with two expertly dispatched finishes after coming off the bench against Andorra and Switzerland.

A first start for the Three Lions could be on the cards in tonight’s dead rubber clash with Estonia and Kane will hope to lay down another marker in what has been a fantastic start to his international career.

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