Hull City's Andy Dawson: A career timeline
Andy Dawson’s new one-year contract extension with Hull City is due to be approved in the next 48 hours.
The 33-year-old defender’s previous City deal expired over the weekend, and although new contract terms were agreed last season, Nick Barmby’s departure meant Dawson’s future was unclear.
Andy has played for City in all four senior divisions following the club’s rise to the top flight with the historic Play-Off Final win against Bristol City at Wembley. In doing so he takes his place alongside Ian Ashbee, Boaz Myhill and Ryan France.
Here we map the player’s career milestones to date.
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1995: Dawson starts out at Nottingham Forest. He makes just one senior appearance.
1998: He moves to Scunthorpe United on loan in December.
1999: The player completes his permanent move to United in March, for a fee of £70,000. He goes on to make a total of 225 appearances for the club and score 11 goals.
2003: Dawson rejects a new three-year deal with the club, and moves to Hull City in June when his contract expires. He goes on to become a key member of the promotion-winning team, and has his efforts recognised with selection in the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Division Three Team of the Year.
2004-5: His second season with City culminates in promotion in both 2004 and 2005.
2005: The player breaks his foot, forcing him to be sidelined for eight weeks.
2006: Andy’s contract with City is extended until June 2008. He is named the club’s Player of the Year and secures the City players’ Player of the Year accolade.
2008: The player helps his club secure yet another promotion.
2009-10: Dawson plays regularly until March, when a hamstring problem puts him out of action for several weeks. He is named the players’ Player of the Year.
2010-11: He becomes the Tigers’ longest-serving player following the departure of Ian Asbee, and is made captain. Manager Nigel Pearson says he is the "natural choice" to captain Hull City's push for the Championship play-offs.
2011-12: Dawson sustains a knee injury during training in the early weeks of the season. He returns to action in November. In May 2012 his future at Hull City seems to be in doubt.