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Rising through the ranks

10 October 2013

 

After excelling at Under-18 and Under-21 level for the Owls, goalkeeper Cameron Dawson is certainly heading in the right direction.


The 18-year-old has recently been thrust into the first team limelight by earning a place on the bench in Wednesday’s last five Championship fixtures.


Dawson is keen to hold onto his place in the matchday squad and continue his steady rise up the ranks at Hillsborough.


He told swfc.co.uk: “It has been a great experience for me being in the matchday squad. The manager has shown faith in me and it was great news when he told me I was in the squad for the Yeovil game.


“There’s a lot to learn from being in the first team environment because it is different and you have to pick things up quickly.


“I need to keep working hard and keep doing the things I’m doing to keep my place.


“But like I said, the manager has confidence in me and I feel I’m ready should I be called upon.”

 


In the meantime, Dawson has continued to play regularly for the Owls’ Development Squad and featured on Tuesday in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Barnsley.


Dawson continued: “I’m really enjoying the Under-21 games. We put in a good performance in midweek against Barnsley and worked really hard.


“It was nice to make some saves that helped keep us in front in the game and it’s also good practise for me to be talking and organising the players in front of me.”


Owls Under-21 Head Coach Lee Bullen added: “We spoke about Barnsley not taking the chances they created but Cameron made a fantastic reaction save from a free header from a corner.


“Yes, it should have been defended better, but that is what your goalkeeper is there for.


“He made two or three excellent saves that kept us in front in the game and we are really pleased by how he is progressing.”


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