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The Spurs defender has claimed that seeing three counterparts recognised was no shock after witnessing the impact they have made on the club's Premier League campaign

Tottenham captain Ledley King has said that he was not surprised when he saw that trio Kyle Walker, Scott Parker and Gareth Bale were all shortlisted for awards by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA).

Parker has been nominated for Player of the Year award, in which he was victorious last season, whereas both Walker and Bale are both in contention for the Young Player of the Year, and King feels that recognition from their peers is nothing less than they deserve.

The trio have been integral to the season which still has the potential to result in Champions League football next season.

King told the club’s official website: "The first time Kyle came into the club you could see he had all the attributes to be a top, top player.

"I was pretty sure then that he would eventually make the right-back position his own. It's his first full season for us and it's no surprise that he's done so well. He's been tremendous.

"Everyone knows about Gareth, he's unplayable on his day and he has showed that form again this season.

"Scott's performances have been at a consistently high level for a few years now and he's been a brilliant signing for us this season.

"He's become a fans' favourite straight away and you can see why - he leaves everything on the pitch."

The performances of battling midfielder Parker also earned him recognition at international level after he was given the captain's armband for England's friendly against the Netherlands in February.

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