Sheffield Wednesday: Cameron Dawson wants to come back rejuvenated after well-earned rest

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You can't say that Cameron Dawson doesn't deserve to put his feet up.

After all, the stats show that the Owls' stopper is officially the busiest goalkeeper in the Championship.

Cameron Dawson.

Cameron Dawson.

Academy graduate Dawson has made 64 saves this term - more than any other custodian in the second tier.

He finally secured a first clean sheet that his performances have warranted in last week's goalless draw in the Steel City derby.

Dawson pulled off a number of stops none more important than his penalty save to push David McGoldrick's spot-kick around a post in the early exchanges.

After working overtime for his boyhood club, Dawson says he is looking forward to recharging the batteries over the international break following Wednesday's poor run of form.

Owls keeper Cameron Dawson......Pic Steve Ellis

Owls keeper Cameron Dawson......Pic Steve Ellis

"We need a break," admitted Dawson.

"It has been a tough old slog for us.

"It has been tough at the training ground when you are losing games. 

"It will be nice to have a few days off and put our feet up and get away for a bit and come back and be rejuvenated to go again."

Dawson hopes Wednesday can rediscover the form they showed leading up to the last international hiatus.

Luhukay's side entered the October break sitting in sixth place but have quickly tumbled down the standings and now sit 17th.

Dawson, 23, admits that the derby draw against United could be a turning point after what has been a testing period.

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He added: "We sat in sixth place in the last international break and had won a load of games and the manager was the best manager in the world and we were the best players and that's football. 

"We know that as players. It happens - it's swings and turns.

"We just wanted to put in that performance (Against United) and do it for ourselves and prove that we care. 

"People can question your football ability but it is tough when people question whether you really care or really work for that badge.

"It was important we showed what we were about.

"I'm delighted for everyone at the football club that we stopped the rot."

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