According to a report by Iron Bru, Derby County and Celtic are keen on young talent Joey Dawson who is the nephew of Nottingham Forest favourite Michael Dawson.

Joey Dawson, 17, is currently on the books of Scunthorpe United.

The young talent has been a predominant figure in Scunny’s youth team this season, netting an impressive 16 goals and attracting plenty of interest.

A report back in 2019 claimed Arsenal were monitoring his progress.

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And now Iron Bru say both Celtic and Derby are keen, while Scunthorpe have offered him a new professional contract as they desperately try to retain him.

Dawson has made his first-team debut for the League Two club, ironically facing Derby last year when the two sides met in the early stages of the Carabao Cup.

Forest’s Michael Dawson told Talksport how he has a bright future ahead of him, while claiming he will grow bigger than his dad [former Hull City man Andy Dawson].

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Celtic may be looking at him as the Hoops look to build for the future.

 

Derby, meanwhile, have one of the best academies in England right now with the club giving several youngsters clear opportunities to step up into the first team.

Max Bird, Louie Sibley, Jason Knight and Lee Buchanan are first-team regulars.

But the Rams have also been a victim of bigger clubs prizing away their top talents. Liam Delap and Kaide Gordon both left as they were only on Scholarship deals.

Dawson is on a similar deal at Scunthorpe, meaning the club are vulnerable to losing him for a small compensation fee.

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