Harry Kane 'looking forward' to facing ex-Tottenham captain Michael Dawson on Saturday

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is relishing the chance to face Michael Dawson this weekend.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has told the club's official website that he is looking forward to facing former team-mate Michael Dawson this weekend.

Kane, 21, has hit 31 goals for club and country this season, emerging as one of the stars of English football - something few could have predicted before the start of the campaign.

The forward is now a marked man, and this weekend he will be shadowed by his former Tottenham team-mate Dawson as Spurs host Hull City.

Dawson, 31, joined Spurs from Nottingham Forest in 2005, and went on to make over 300 appearances for the club before leaving for Hull last summer.

Dawson had been Spurs captain before his departure, marshalling the defence under a host of different managers - and some may argue that his leadership has been missed at times this season.

Hull not only have Dawson in their ranks but also fellow ex-Tottenham players Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone, so it will be quite the reunion at White Hart Lane this weekend.

All three will be familiar with Kane, and the Tottenham striker has told the club's official website that he's looking forward to facing the trio - particularly Dawson having gone up against the centre back in training before.

"Games are always different – there are other tactics that are used," said Kane. "Myself and Daws both played against each other quite a bit in training when he was here, but I’m looking forward to what will be a tough test against him this weekend."

"This sort of thing happens in football – you play against your mates. Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore are also in Hull’s side and we all got on well when they were here. Hull will obviously be fighting for their lives because of the situation they’re in, so it’ll be good to see the ex-Spurs lads but the job needs to get done from our point of view," he added.

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