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Nottingham Forest keen to make summer move for Championship defender



According to the Nottingham Post, Nottingham Forest will attempt to resurrect their move for Michael Dawson in the summer, with Aitor Karanka still keen to get the Hull City defender to the City Ground.  

Forest were pushing hard to bring Dawson back to Nottingham during deadline day, but the Reds missed out on re-signing the Hull City captain, who began his career at the City Ground.

Hull blocked Dawson’s move back to Nottingham, with Nigel Adkins retaining the service of his skipper ahead of the Tigers’ fight against relegation in the coming months.

However, Forest and Karanka remain keen on Dawson, with the Reds willing to wait until the summer to pursue another move for the 34-year-old, who will be out of contract at the KCOM Stadium.

Dawson began his career with Forest, before moving on and linking up with Tottenham Hotspur, where he enjoyed a hugely successful spell in the Premier League.

From there, Dawson moved to Hull, and has been a key part of their defensive unit, particularly this season, making 28 appearances for the Tigers, who have struggled to adapt to life back in the second-tier.

The veteran defender completed 90 minutes of Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Leeds United.

The Verdict

Dawson is an experienced defender, who would undoubtedly improve Karanka’s vulnerable defensive unit.

The defender will be pushing 35 in the summer, and whether Forest offer him a long-term contract remains to be seen, however, Karanka’s squad lack experience still and the defender could be a shrewd addition.

You’d imagine that Forest are likely to monitor Dawson’s performances during the second-half of the season.

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