Date of birth
Striker arrived at Fratton Park on deadline day in August 2017, signing from Dagenham and Redbridge on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Occasionally employed at centre-half for the Blues, Hawkins netted his first goal for the club against Bristol Rovers on September 26.
In all, found the target eight times in 34 outings in a promising first season on the south coast.
The lofty hitman netted 18 times in 40 National League appearances in 2016/17, as the Daggers narrowly missed out on an instant return to the EFL following their relegation the previous season.
Hawkins started his career as a teenager at Ealing-based amateur outfit North Greenford United before local moves to Hillingdon Borough and Northwood.
Made the step up to National League South with Hemel Hempstead Town in 2014 – where he played alongside fellow future Blues colleagues Jamal Lowe and Nicke Kabamba – before getting his chance in the Football League with Dagenham on January 15th 2016.
Made his League debut just a day later, coming off the bench in the London club’s Sky Bet League Two defeat at home to Northampton Town.