Old favourites linked again

Last updated : 14 September 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The Evening Chronicle claim that we are still watching Nottingham Forest’s outstanding centre back Michael Dawson, but if you believe everything you read in the papers so are half the clubs in the Premiership.

Apparently Sir Bobby will make a bid for the youngster in the January transfer window, and given Jonathan Woodgate’s recent injury problems there could well be some truth in this one.

Meanwhile Michael Bridges’ return to action with Leeds United’s second string has prompted much talk of our scouts being sent to assess his fitness in preparation for a bid.

Both players would certainly be welcome additions to the squad if they ever arrive at St James’ Park.