Former Nottingham Forest defender Michael Dawson has announced his retirement from professional football.
The 37-year-old was most recently with Chris Hughton’s side, but departed when his contract reached a conclusion at the end of the 2020/21 season.
But he didn’t make a single appearance for the Reds in the 2020/21 league campaign, as Forest finished 17th in the Championship table, in what was a disappointing season for the City Ground faithful.
In the campaign prior to that, Forest finished seventh in the second-tier standings, with Dawson making 19 appearances in total for the Reds in that campaign.
Dawson signed for Nottingham Forest in his second spell back in 2018, and made 121 appearances in total for the Reds over two separate spells with the club.
Speaking after his departure from the City Ground was confirmed this summer, Nottingham Forest Chairman, Nicholas Randall issued high-praise for Dawson, and labelled him as the ‘model professional’.
Now, plenty of Nottingham Forest supporters have taken to social media to react to the news of Dawson’s retirement, with many wishing him well for the future.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter, via the Nottingham Forest social media account, below….
Forest fans hail Dawson
“Need to find a space for him on the sidelines, the passion he shows is infectious.”
“Glad that he finished his career where it all began. All the best for whatever the future holds.”
“Love the man. Get in the coaching staff!”
“Legend. Great career and right time to bow out.”
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