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FOX TO WATCH

Posted on 10 January 2006  - 12:00

Michael Dawson will bump into a former team-mate on his return to the East Midlands this weekend - and picks Gareth Williams as one to watch in Leicester City’s line-up.

Michael Dawson will bump into a former team-mate on his return to the East Midlands this weekend - and picks Gareth Williams as one to watch in Leicester City’s line-up.

Williams was a regular in the Nottingham Forest midfield as Michael pushed through the ranks at the City Ground before joining us in January last year.

The Scottish international - capped five times - played 143 times for Forest before making the short trip to the Walkers Stadium. He’s made 19 appearances for the Foxes this term including a first goal in the 2-1 Carling Cup defeat against Bolton.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Gareth again,†said ‘Daws’ this week. “I played a number of games with him in my days at Forest.

“He won’t be going around trying to kick everyone, that’s for sure, he’s a ball player and will try to make Leicester tick. He’s a danger with the ball at his feet and one to look out for.â€Â

He’s comfortable on the ball and always wants to get it down and try and play

Michael is well aware that Leicester will see Sunday’s third round tie as the chance to kick-start what has been a disappointing campaign so far - they go into the game just outside the relegation zone.

The defender added: “People will no doubt say they’ve got nothing to lose and we’ve got everything to lose.

“We know it will be a tough game. Whatever league you are in, if you are struggling and you get paired in the FA Cup with a team higher than you it gives you the chance to kick-start your season.

“From our point of view, we’ll look to continue how we’ve been going and we’ll go up there confident after the wins against Newcastle and City.â€Â