Dawson missed last week's draw at Bristol Rovers due to his testimonialat former club Hull and boss Brian Laws must decide how to accommodate him in his back four.
Midfielder Sean McAllister overcame an ankle knock to start last week and is likely to continue, but summer signing Etienne Esajas is still working on his match fitness and will look to make his debut next week.
Striker Chris Iwelumo is pushing for his first start for the club after stepping off the substitutes' bench in the first three matches and Jordan Clark, on loan from Barnsley, is hoping to feature.
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