Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Ledley King will be included in England's World Cup squad.
England assistant coach Franco Baldini was at White Hart lane on Saturday to watch King stifle Bolton's strikers with a typically solid performance in Spurs' 1-0 win over the Trotters.
England boss Fabio Capello is thought to be keen on taking the 29-year-old to South Africa this summer, despite the fact that he can only play every six days due to the chronic knee injury which has dogged him throughout his career.
"He's a certainty to go to the World Cup," said Redknapp.
"Look at how he played at Old Trafford, he was our best player. I'd be surprised if he doesn't take him.
"I spoke to Fabio Capello about six weeks ago. He kept asking 'how's Ledley, how's Ledley?'
"When Capello spoke to me he said he had six days between each game. I said it's not a problem then.
"What a great player to have. Even if he doesn't start him, if something happens with Rio or John then you've got him to come in. You can have bet life on him going."
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