Last Updated: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 13:51
Tottenham captain Michael Dawson has urged Jermaine Defoe to keep plugging away as he bids to earn a starting berth.
Defoe is yet to start a league game for Spurs this campaign with new-boy Roberto Soldado preferred ahead of him.
The England international was given the nod for the Europa League win of Tromso and he repaid Andre Villas Boas by grabbing brace.
The double fired Defoe on to 20 goals for the north London club in Europe, just two behind the club record held by Martin Chivers.
Dawson believes the 30-year-old has the quality to make an impact this term but insists he will have to be patient.
Dawson said: "Football is a strange game - this time last year I wasn't in the team but I kept my head down, worked hard and the rewards were great.
"All you can do is work hard on a daily basis, and when you get your chance, you've got to take it."
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