Dawson took over from Will Green, who left Raiders at the end of last season, and said: “We’re three weeks’ into pre-season now and we’re just getting the lads fit.
“It’s been good so far. The majority of last year’s squad will be staying and we’re in talks with a few other players, although there’s nothing concrete at the moment.”
Finlay Coxon-Smith, who played for Worthing last season, has left the club as he has moved away from the area.
Raiders entertain Barking in a pre-season friendly on August 13, before their National 2 South league campaign begins on August 27 at Clifton.