By Harvey Byrne

Ledley King has identified the battle between Harry Kane and former team-mate Michael Dawson as the key clash in Tottenham’s encounter against Hull.

The north east side will be preparing to take on Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Wednesday evening Premier League fixture.

Mike Phelan’s outfit boast a number of ex-Tottenham players with Dawson, Jake Livermore, Ryan Mason and Tom Huddlestone.

King believes his former centre-back partner Dawson will have known all about the emerging Harry Kane in his Spurs days, stating they would have also trained with each other on many occasions.

This has led him to thinking that the experienced centre-back will not be caught by surprise by the now established England star when they face each other on the pitch.

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“Harry would have been a young lad in the Academy during most of Daws’ time at the club but someone we always knew was up and coming as a goalscorer,” told King to the official club website.

“Daws would have trained with him on numerous occasions so will know him very well, know how good he is and there will be no surprises.”

Dawson was a member of the Tottenham team for nine years between 2005 and 2014.

He played in 324 encounters for the north London club before making the switch to Hull for a £3.5million fee.

It is more than likely that he will receive a good reception at his old stomping ground in a clash which his side is strongly expected to lose.

The two clubs last met in May 2015, which saw a 2-0 victory for Spurs with goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose.

In other Tottenham news, Jake Livermore has given his verdict on Spurs.