Tottenham captain back in England frame
The 29-year-old almost left Spurs in the summer to join QPR but ultimately decided to remain at White Hart Lane and has become the cornerstone of Andre Villas-Boas’ back four.
And his impressive form this season has captured the attention of Roy Hodgson, who is reported to have made two personal checks on Dawson last week.
He starred in the recent Premier League victories over London rivals West Ham and Arsenal and the 65-year-old is considering handing him a route back into the England setup.
Hodgson’s defensive options are limited with Phil Jagielka and Phil Jones rated as doubtful for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.
Should the Three Lions boss decide to bring Dawson back into the fold for next week’s double header it will be his first cap since a Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales in March 2011.
He could be joined in the squad by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster after he made himself available for selection again just under two years after taking a step back from international football.
Foster decided to go on an indefinite hiatus in order to prolong his club career but is ready to return and could challenge Joe Hart for the number one jersey.