Jack Colback was full of praise for Michael Dawson, saying the Nottingham Forest centre-back “has Premier League class” after impressing upon his return to the starting lineup. Dawson wasn’t in the squad earlier in the season. He re-joined the Midlands club over the summer but was an unused substitute until October.
The 35-year-old has become a key player of late, however, and is now club captain under Aitor Karanka. Since returning to the first-team Dawson has led Forest to three wins and three draws from his last six league appearances, racking up four clean sheets. Colback has hailed his influence and believes his experience has been important.
As per Nottingham Live, he said: “I think having (Dawson) in there, with his experience, is good. He really helps the side and his passing out from the back – he plays some balls that are ridiculous. He shows that he has Premier League class”. Dawson has made nine appearances in all competitions since making the switch to the City Ground from Hull City and is proving his worth after Karanka brought him in from the cold.
The Midlands outfit are seventh in the Championship with 27 points from 17 games this season, coming off the back of two wins and two draws from their last four. Dawson made 85 appearances in his first stint at the club before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005 and 13 years later he remains an important part of their defence.