Former Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand has backed current Spurs hitman Harry Kane to soon be among the goals again.

Kane is yet to find the net this season after notching 31 goals for Tottenham in 2014/15.

The slow start has prompted some to question whether the 22-year-old currently on international duty with England is a one-season wonder.

But Ferdinand, an ex-coach at White Hart Lane as well as a player, is convinced Kane has what it takes to rediscover his scoring form and one day become the lynchpin of the England squad.

He said: "All strikers go through periods where they do not score goals, but it is how you cope with that. Right now, it is his mental strength (which is the most impressive characteristic).

"A lot of people will not have seen that from Harry, all they will have seen him scoring goals week in and week out for Spurs last season.

"Now, it is about his mentality and people will see how determined and focused Harry is.

"Most of the strikers know you will have dips in your career when you are not hitting the back of the net as frequently as you were.

"What I used to do was go back and just refresh my memory on some of the goals I used to score, then you realise you can still do it and are just waiting for that first one, that bit of a break, bit of luck, then you are off and running again, and you think 'what was I worried about?'

"When you look at Harry Kane, with his determination and ability he has got, you look at him and think that yes, he could be the lynchpin for England going forwards."