Bristol Rovers In Talks With Championship Goalkeeper

Bristol Rovers are in talks to sign Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson, as per a report by Sheffield Wednesday News.

Dawson has represented the Owls on 129 occasions since making his debut in 2016 and has also spent time on loan with the likes of Exeter City and Alfreton Town.

The 28-year-old has never quite managed to make the number-one spot his own at Hillsborough, having to battle it out with the likes of David Stockdale for a starting spot during his time with the club.

He did, however, contribute to the club regaining Championship status in 2023. Dawson played 22 times in the league and in all three playoff matches, keeping a total of 14 clean sheets.

Last season, he lost his place in the starting eleven to Brighton and Hove Albion loanee James Beadle. Reports suggest Beadle is once again on manager Danny Rohl’s shopping list and the club have already added experienced stopper Ben Hamer to their ranks.

Dawson now looks set to leave Wednesday having rejected the offer of a new contract and he is interesting his former manager, Matt Taylor, at Bristol Rovers.

The pair worked together during Dawson’s loan spell with the Grecians during the 2021-22 campaign, one that saw the club gain promotion to the third tier.

The England Under 19 stopper played 45 times for Exeter in League Two, conceding only 40 goals and keeping 18 clean sheets.

Taylor is looking to improve on last season’s 15th-place finish and currently has a very inexperienced goalkeeping department in 21-year-olds Matt Hall and Jed Ward.

Writer’s View

This move makes sense for Dawson as it is likely he would have again been the backup goalkeeper with Wednesday.

Joining a manager who has shown faith in him before will give him an excellent chance of playing consistently and establishing himself as a number one.

Bristol Rovers will be hoping Dawson can show Championship quality to help improve on a slightly subdued season last time out.

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