Sky Bet Championship outfit Nottingham Forest have announced that central defender Michael Dawson has put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal, rejoining the club after his contract expired with Hull City, the club has confirmed via their official website.
The 34-year-old began his career at the City Ground making just shy of 100 appearances before departing to join Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in 2005, where his solid defensive efforts saw him win four England caps.
Dawson is a firm fan favourite on the banks of the River Trent and he joins the Reds after four years with the Tigers, captaining the side to promotion via the play-offs in 2015/16.
Given that he has played well over 300 times in the Premier League, Dawson arrives back at the City Ground boasting vital experience to assist a relatively young Forest squad.
Forest boss Aitor Karanka has previously spoken of his desire to add leaders to his squad and this signing certainly brings that aspect to his current crop.
This signing will undoubtedly delight those of a Forest persuasion, given Dawson’s affiliation with the football club.
There is every sense that things are starting to click at Forest and the fact that Aitor Karanka has been able to lure such a quality player back to the club speaks volumes.
Forest conceded more goals from set pieces that any other Championship side last season and this arrival offers hope that next season can be different in that sense.
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