Ex-Nottingham Forest star Michael Dawson yet to be offered a new contract at Hull City


Michael Dawson could be looking for a new club at the end of the season, with Hull City yet to offer him a new deal.

Now 33, the former Nottingham Forest Academy graduate has played every single minute in the Tigers campaign so far, and captained his side to a 3-2 defeat against his old club on Saturday night.

Dawson admits his agent has spoken to under-fire chairman Assem Allam, though he has yet to hear back from the Egyptian, who saw fans protest about his ownership during the game with Forest.

Dawson tackles Reds defender Eric Lichaj

“My agent has spoken to the owner and he’s not come back to my agent, so we’ll wait and see. We’ve still got three quarters of the season left, all I can do is keep my head down and what will be,” he said.

The big defender, who made his debut at the City Ground in October 2002 hopes a new contract will be forthcoming at the KCOM Stadium, remains philosophical if his future lies away from the club he joined from Tottenham in 2014.

“If they want to give me a new contract then great but if they don’t then I’ll look elsewhere. There’s quite a few of us out of contract and that was a few weeks ago and he hasn’t come back,” revealing that the club had not come back to him.

Dawson is not the only member of the Tigers first team squad out of contract at the end of the current campaign, with big names like David Meyler, Abel Hernandez and reported Reds summer target Allan McGregor joining Dawson in having doubts surrounding their futures.

David Vaughan beats David Meyler to the ball

“I’ll just keep doing what I do and keep working for the manager and the football club because when you pull that shirt on you give 110 per cent when you cross the line and that’s what every single player should do and will do because I’m contracted until the end of June and hopefully the chairman will come back to my agent,” admitted the Northallerton-born centre back.

When quizzed by the Hull Daily Mail over whether he’d like to remain on Humberside, Dawson responded by saying: “Yes, definitely.

“This is my fourth season here, I’ve had two relegations, one promotion and hopefully I can have another because that day at Wembley was an amazing feeling and when you’re in the Championship that’s everyone’s goal.

Tigers head coach Leonid Slutsky shows his frustrations as his side go 2-0 down to the Reds

“I want to play as long as long as I can.

“I’ve enjoyed working with the manager and I want to keep playing, I love it like I did when I was a young kid. Obviously I’ve had injuries in my career which every player will have but at 33 I feel good and I believe I can offer something for the next few years.

“I understand when you get over 30, mainly at players my age get the one-year contracts and you have to keep performing which I am doing at this moment in time.”

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