According to the Sheffield Star, Derby County, Preston North End and Blackburn Roves are keen on signing Sheffield Wednesday’s Cameron Dawson.

The Wednesday shot-stopper is out of contract next summer.

The Star claim the Championship trio are monitoring his progress ahead of January, as the 24-year-old could potentially be available at a cheaper price.

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Dawson came through the youth ranks at Wednesday. He made his Owls debut three years ago and claimed the number one spot at the beginning of last season.

New manager Garry Monk, however, has favoured Kieron Westwood this season and it remains to be seen whether the Owls offer Dawson a new contract.

Blackburn will be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper as they sold David Raya to Brentford in the summer and replaced him with Christian Walton on loan from Brighton.

Preston may be looking for extra competition for Declan Rudd, while Derby may be seeking a new number one to come in and challenge Kelle Roos for a regular spot.

 

Could Cameron Dawson be a good option for Derby?

The Rams allowed Scott Carson to join Manchester City on loan. Carson’s contract expires next summer, leaving Roos as the club’s only senior permanent goalkeeper.

Ben Hamer joined as back-up on loan from Huddersfield Town. But beyond next summer, it’s unlikely he will remain at Pride Park as Derby must assess their options.

There have been plenty of questions marks over Roos this season. His handling leaves a lot to be desired, and some supporters may feel the Rams could do better.

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Dawson, 24, has plenty of potential and could be a decent cheap option.

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