Dawson delighted with new deal

Central defender Michael Dawson has signed a new long-term contract to keep him at Tottenham Hotspur until the summer of 2015.

The 26-year-old England B international moved to White Hart Lane from Nottingham Forest in early 2005 and has since scored seven goals in 184 appearances in all competitions.

He told the club's official website:"I am obviously delighted that the club wants me to stay for another five-and-a-half years.

"I was at Nottingham Forest from a young age and stayed for a long time, but then Tottenham came along and I was keen to further my career and play in the Premier League.

"I have loved it here ever since I first signed and so it was an easy decision to extend my stay at the club, I never hesitated.

"This is a club that wants to be fighting to finish in the top four on a regular basis and challenging for silverware.

"That is what the football club is all about and everyone here shares those ambitions."

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