Tuesday, 5 October 2010
153 Jason Dawson
Position : Forward
Played : 1989-90 to 1990-91
Appearances : 55
Jason was one of a clutch of youngsters signed by Terry Dolan as squad ballast in the summer of 1989 having failed to graduate from Port Vale's YTS scheme.
Luck was on Jason's side as he got the opportunity to score a well-taken goal on his debut away at Cambridge after coming off the bench. Thereafter he was pretty much a regular due to injuries to the other strikers at the club. Jason was actually rubbish ; all he had going for him was a willingness to chase lost causes and that did bring him the occasional goal.
Dave Sutton offloaded him at the first opportunity and he went to Macclesfield, then in the Conference. He also started work as a coalman. He moved on to Stafford Rangers in 1992 and I lose track of him after that. Sadly, I'm not the only one ; his son Jack posted a message on bebo last year that he was trying to trace him.