Nottingham Forest faced Derby County over the weekend and defeated their opponents to serve as a major boost going forward but one major boost was the return of Michael Dawson to the squad. This is one the back of an injury he sustained in September.
The former Tottenham Hotspur captain has had his old body calling hm to give the professional game a rest owing to the fact that he may be abusing the luck defenders get to play as much as they want to till they are forty. He has missed five of Forest’s last games and may be set to miss more until he recovers fully.
His absence has caused tabloid speculators to accuse him of not being passionate enough to play for Nottingham despite being declared fit by the club’s physio. Thankfully, the coach has come out to defend the 36-year-old citing that he made the decision not to include him in the game against Derby.
Michael Dawson could be enjoying retirement if he chose to, but he chose to go back to the club that gave him his first big professional break. If not for majority from years of playing and understand how ignorant and arrogant fans can be, the little incident might have spilled past Lamouchi’s damage control.
According to the coach, Dawson will have a lot of time to warm himself back into the squad and not even the ignorant views of naysayers will stop the former England international from doing what he loves to do best.