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Dawson: "It was nice to get the win."

11 December 2017

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Debutant goalkeeper Cameron Dawson was happy to round off a busy week with a victory over Barnet at the Proact on Saturday.

Robbie Weir’s stoppage time goal clinched the three points for Chesterfield and moved them out of the relegation zone for the first time since September.

Barnet took an early lead through John Akinde, before Charlie Clough’s own goal levelled matters and Weir’s second league goal of the campaign. And Dawson spoke of his happiness to have signed for the Spireites on an emergency loan deal from Sheffield Wednesday.

Speaking exclusively to iFollow, Dawson said: “I’m delighted to be here first and foremost, obviously it’s a bad one for Joe [Anyon] with his arm, but to get the late call-up and come here is good because It’s a great football club.

“I got a call late Tuesday night off my goalkeeping coach at Sheffield Wednesday and they spoke to Simon Tracey (Cheseterfield goalkeeper coach). 

“I went into training with Sheffield Wednesday on the Wednesday and it all got done quite quickly and I arrived here Thursday morning.”

The former England U19 international didn’t know too many of the players, but after a couple days with the club he feels settled.

He explained: “I knew the likes of Diego [De Girolamo] and Reedy [Louis Reed] after playing against them in youth football.

“When I arrived, the lads were great with me, the manager, Simon and the staff made me feel welcome, so I enjoyed Thursday and Friday working towards today and it was nice to get the win.”

Despite admitting the Spireites weren’t at their best, he was relieved to have got the three points on his Chesterfield debut.

The Sheffield-born stopper said: “We weren’t at it today and the manager’s come in and said that, but we got the win when we’re not playing to great can only be good for us.

“It was a sloppy goal to concede and probably against the run of play, although we didn’t start great. We came out second-half really positive and it was great to see all the lads at it and what a feeling to get a winner like that in the time it was.”

It is now six league games unbeaten and Dawson believes the club is moving in the right direction.

“This club looks like it got its feel-good factor back and it was heading in the right direction,” he told iFollow. “When I arrived here Thursday morning that backed it up, seeing the lads and the positivity.

“We just need to keep trying to perform well week in week out. Today was a bit scruffy in areas but I’ll work hard next week with Simon and the lads and try and go again Saturday with another positive team performance.”

Dawson is excited at the opportunity of returning to former club Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday and promised to pass on any information he has about the Chairboys to the management team.

“I had a spell at Wycombe last year, it was only a short spell and I got recalled I don’t really know what happened,” Dawson recalled.

“There are good people at the club and I’m looking forward to going back and to hopefully get a positive result.” He continued: “They’re doing well and are a good side and are performing well.

“It’s been a while ago since I was there but anything I can help with I will, but it’s quite self-explanatory the way they play, they’re a good side and we have to be bang at it and probably play better than we have today to get a result.”

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