Nottingham Forest recorded a 1-1 away draw against Charlton Athletic on Wednesday night – and some of the club’s supporters hailed their defender Michael Dawson for his performance.
The Reds went behind to Lyle Taylor’s first-half goal, but earned a point in the Championship due to an equaliser from substitute Albert Adomah.
Sabri Lamouchi’s side sit 13th in the league standings after the opening four fixtures and did well to gain a point off an unbeaten Charlton side that have started the season strongly.
Forest travel to Fulham on Saturday in their next match and will be looking to build some early-season momentum.
A selection of Forest supporters on social media picked out captain Dawson for his individual contribution in midweek and feel he was a real standout.
The 35-year-old is an experienced defender that returned to the City Ground last summer, after leaving the club back in 2005 to join Tottenham.
He’s a dependable centre-back that has played at a high level and brings real leadership plus experience to the Reds backline.
Dawson made some crucial interceptions and blocks to nullify the Charlton threat, while he’s also striking up a solid combination next to centre-back partner Joe Worrall.
Here are some Forest fans on Dawson:
Then you know nothing about football. Dawson has been unbelievable. Dominant and the leader we’ve been crying out for. I like Milo as well but he ain’t getting in at the moment. Simple. Worrall as well. He’s been superb.
— Greg Oram (@greg_oram) August 22, 2019
Dawson is still best #nffc player… Watson the new scapegoat…. him & Daws only ones at it 1st half! Anyone who thinks the goalie & striker are anything better horse shit needs their heads testing! Both allow far too many turnovers… give teams the ball they’ll break you down.
— Des Oldham (@desoldham) August 21, 2019
Dawson & Worrall are fantastic together. I dont want to hear anything other than agreement #nffc
— Jack Brown. (@_Jackbrownn) August 21, 2019
I haven’t seen a centre half performance as good as dawson’s today since watching dawson 15 years ago. What a man #NFFC
— JT (@Turns88) August 21, 2019
Dawson is a rock! Our MoM by far #nffc
— Arun Johal (@ArunJohalNFFC) August 21, 2019
Dawson has been absolutely colossal so far this season. Hope he stays injury free 🙏 #nffc
— Stephen Bignall (@Stebigz) August 21, 2019
Michael Dawson was absolutely immense tonight. I had my doubts due to his age but hats off to him so far #nffc
— JeffP_NFFC (@JeffPal84067135) August 21, 2019
Good job we have dawson carrying the team
— jay nffc (@jason_bearder) August 21, 2019