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1 July 2019 : Dawson Makes Gloucestershire Switch
Former Yeovil Town midfielder Kevin Dawson has made a short move across Gloucestershire for his latest career move. The 29 year old has signed a one year contract with League Two side Forest Green Rovers, shortly after turning down an offer to stay with rivals Cheltenham Town. Unofficial reports suggest there is an appearance-related clause that will trigger a second year option if he makes sufficient appearances in their team.

Dawson spent two years at Whaddon Road, after being brought in by former Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson. He made 72 appearances for them over those two seasons, scoring 11 goals, but with Johnson having moved on, Cheltenham's offer of a new deal was turned down, meaning it was just a question of where he ended up next. Robins fans won't be amused at their high-spending neighbours taking him on, but Dawson suggests that it was more to do with Forest Green making it as far as the League Two play-offs last season:

"I had a few offers but when Forest Green made contact I said to my agent that I was desperate to make that happen. Seeing how they finished last year, Iím hoping they can go one better this year and I hope to be part of that. I'm looking forward to improving under the manager as well. He has improved a lot of players over the years and I hope to be another one. I'm delighted to get the deal sorted before the start of pre-season and now I'm looking to hit the ground running."

Link: Kevin Dawson : Yeovil Town Statistics.


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