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Spurs star Harry Kane ‘nearest thing to Alan Shearer’ says John Carver

GOALDEN BOY ... Harry Kane.
GOALDEN BOY ... Harry Kane.

SPURS star Harry Kane has been compared to England legend Alan Shearer by Newcastle United boss John Carver.

The in-form Tottenham forward bagged a brace at the weekend to help beat North London rivals Arsenal 2-1.

It took his tally to 22 in all competitions this season, and clamour for Roy Hodgson to include him in his next England squad is growing.

Carver was asked about the 21-year-old at his press conference ahead of Newcastle’s trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday, and said: “I think it’s great, first of all, to see a young lad come through the system.

“He’s an honest and hard-working, but talented, boy.

“I think he’s got a level head. He speaks well in front of the camera, and I think he’s got a good personality.

“His first priority is how hard he works in a game. The ability comes secondary. If he continues to develop, he’s got a bright future.

“He’s probably the nearest thing that we’ve seen to an Alan Shearer in a long time.”