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Dawson: "I Have Wanted This Opportunity For A Long Time”

17 June 2019

Midfielder Adam Dawson extended his stay at the Moss Rose last week, as he put pen to paper on a new one year contract with the club.

After initially signing during the January transfer window, the 26-year-old was delighted to remain a Macclesfield Town player during the coming season -

"I am buzzing to get it over the line. I have wanted this opportunity for a long time now - especially over the last six months which have been difficult.

"But I have come into the club, loved the environment and I appreciate the gaffer and the owner giving me the opportunity to stay here next season."

Dawson went on to speak about the frustration that he felt over the last six months, as he is still to make his Silkmen debut -

"It was very hard for me, because I've got a lot of clubs to my name and that's probably down to myself not being able to channel my emotions and deal with things mentally. But the last six months have been like a test for me, in terms of knowing how much I want this opportunity and to do everything I possibly can to secure something for next season.

"The gaffer has been by my side all the way and I appreciate the opportunity that I have been given for the hard work I've put in over the last six months."

Adam came to the club with deep roots within the non-league game and one thing which is abundantly clear is the personal fight that he has shown to become an EFL player -

"It's something that I have wanted for a long time and in January when I finally got the opportunity, it was a blow to me that I couldn't play because I wanted to prove to everyone who knew me that I can do it.

"It's been a mental test since then, but now I have my chance and I have no doubt that I'll go on to do good things.

"I have had a lot of set-backs and many of them have been my own downfall. I probably took a little longer to mature than other people, but I'm still only 26 and all I've ever wanted to do is play football.

"That's where I release my frustrations and when I'm not playing, that's probably when I struggle to focus my emotions. But now I've got through the last six months, it has made me a better person, more mature and I feel that this year will be my year to push on."

The Silkmen ended the last campaign on a phenomenal high, as we completed an inspirational relegation escape which will long live in the memory. 

Adam believes that the momentum we gained from this can transfer into the new campaign -

"It's massively important. Last season, everyone kept their eye on one thing and to achieve that showed that we have the fighting spirit to push on.

"We will have the majority of players still here next season to install that mentality into the new group and so we really can push on and secure a good spot."

Adam came to the club with deep roots within the non-league game and one thing which is abundantly clear is the personal fight that he has shown to become an EFL player -

"It's something that I have wanted for a long time and in January when I finally got the opportunity, it was a blow to me that I couldn't play because I wanted to prove to everyone who knew me that I can do it.

"It's been a mental test since then, but now I have my chance and I have no doubt that I'll go on to do good things.

"I have had a lot of set-backs and many of them have been my own downfall. I probably took a little longer to mature than other people, but I'm still only 26 and all I've ever wanted to do is play football.

"That's where I release my frustrations and when I'm not playing, that's probably when I struggle to focus my emotions. But now I've got through the last six months, it has made me a better person, more mature and I feel that this year will be my year to push on."


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