The curtain came down on Michael Dawson’s time at Nottingham Forest today and ex-star Matty Cash has lauded the centre-back.

The 37-year-old has left after three seasons back at the City Ground and will now embark on a new chapter.

As of yet, it’s unclear what the new venture will be. Supporters would dearly love it to be some sort of coaching role on Trentside.

It does some unlikely he will continue playing and he has been doing a lot of media work lately too.

Whatever it is supporters will wish their former centre-back well and Cash has taken to Twitter to laud his service.

Cash left Forest last summer joining Aston Villa for £16 million. He is on the back of a brilliant maiden season in the top-flight.

The Reds supporters were reluctant to see him leave but ultimately he’s taken to the Premier League well.


Dawson was an academy graduate who did the same. He joined Tottenham in 2005 and during his career made well over 200 top-flight appearances.

He’s started 90 games for the Reds in total across his two spells. His last goal came during a 3-0 win over Birmingham during the 2019/20 campaign.

Forest should hand Dawson coaching spell

A lot of this will depend on whether the man himself wants it. Having a player like Dawson on the coaching staff would bode well though.

He is everything that playing for Nottingham Forest should be about and youngsters couldn’t ask for a better role model.

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Cash played with Dawson at Forest; Photo; Rui Vieira; Pool; Getty Images)

Dawson has been a model professional throughout his career and when players like Cash look up to him, it tells you all you need to know.

The defender would have liked a better second spell at Forest but what a career he has had.

If the Reds could keep him around in some capacity, it would represent a really positive step.

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