Michael Dawson Extends Contract at Nottingham Forest

Michael Dawson

Nottingham Forest captain Michael Dawson has signed a new contract which will keep him at the club until the end of next season.

Michael Dawson Signs One Year Extension at Nottingham Forest


Dawson to Stay

The defender’s contract was due to run out at the end of this month, but with the season suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and expected to be completed in July, it is no surprise Dawson wanted to see out the rest of the season.

Dawson is pleased with the contract renewal a hopes to see out his career at the City Ground.

He told the Nottingham Post: “I said two years ago when I signed that I was hoping I could finish my career at  Nottingham Forest. I’ll certainly be doing that.

“Playing next year… I’m here and we’ll see what happens after that.”

There is no doubt the contract renewal will please manager Sabri Lamouchi, as his side resume their Championship Campaign at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Forest currently sit fifth in the Championship and are hoping to cement their place in the play-offs.

Dawson has missed the second half of the season with injury but the Forest supporters will be hoping he can make an impact for their remaining nine matches.

Dawson’s Career in Numbers

Michael Dawson began his career at Forest and made his debut in April 2002.

The defender remained at the club for another three years, where he helped the East Midlands side reach the play-off semi-finals in 2003, where they lost to Sheffield United.

Dawson then moved to Tottenham Hotspur in January 2005, where he helped the club win the League Cup in 2008 and qualify the Champions League in 2010. He was then named club captain in 2012.

His performances for the club earned him a call-up to England squad for the 2010 World Cup. Though didn’t play at the tournament, he did earn four caps for his country overall.

Dawson then moved to Hull City in 2014, where he helped the club win the Championship play-offs in 2016. He then left Humberside and returned to Forest in 2018.


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