Although he netted in the pre-season friendly win over Real Sociedad, the popular central defender is still waiting to break his duck for the Club in the competitive arena.
He will probably not enjoy a clearer opportunity that the one that presented itself at Villa Park when, from Danny Murphy's free-kick, he headed onto the post from four yards out with home keeper Stuart Taylor beaten all ends up.
"I've watched it over and over again!" sighed Michael. "There is not much I can really say, I don't know how it stayed out, but it did.
"I promise everyone I will keep trying and when that goal comes I will be jumping for joy.
"I can't defend it, it should have been in the back of the net, as simple as that. I was down on Saturday night as I know I should have scored that, but I will keep plugging away. When it comes it will be a big relief for me."
People do have confidence that there are goals in the Dawson locker and he revealed a number of fans do back him to succeed.
"People keep telling me they have backed me and I made fans a few quid when I was at Forest - I got six in my first season.
"They have been hard to come by since then and it is disappointing. I don't really get paid to score goals - my job is to keep them out - but it would be a big bonus to chip in with a few over a season.
"I want the buzz of scoring a goal soon."
Michael Dawson can hardly believe he did not open his goal account in a Spurs shirt last weekend at Aston Villa.