Why Orient skipper Dawson can’t wait for Saturday to come

Midfield star is relishing the battle against his former club

Orient skipper Stephen Dawson admits that he can hardly wait for Saturday’s game against Bury.

The tenacious midfielder joined the O’s from the Shakers just over a year ago and when Bury won promotion last season, it was one of the first fixtures Dawson looked for.

“I have a lot of respect for Bury and I really enjoyed my time there,” he said.

“I still talk to a couple of their players and keep in touch with a few people at the club and have a lot of friends up there.

“But for 90 minutes on Saturday I won’t be so friendly.”

However, the important thing for the combative midfielder is that he is back in the side after injury and that the O’s have started to turn their season around.

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“It will be a tough game, make no mistake,” said Dawson.

“But at the moment I don’t mind who we play, I’m just happy to be back out there.

“It’s been a nightmare with injuries, but I feel that I’m at last getting match fit and I can play games and help the team out.

“It’s always nice when you play against one of your old clubs, but we have got to get the points and we can’t afford to take our foot off the gas now.”

Dawson believes that after taking seven points from the last three games Orient are finally starting to turn the corner.

“We are starting to show what we are capable of and hopefully we can keep it going on Saturday.

“It would be great to put on a performance for our home fans. I just wish the game was tomorrow.”


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