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CRAIG DAWSON
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  • CRAIG DAWSON
  • DEFENDER

UPDATED 07:06 17th July 2012

CRAIG Dawson has become a more frequent member of Albion's starting XI in recent times.


* The versatile defender, contracted until summer 2017, joined the club from Rochdale on transfer deadline day August 2010 - but immediately returning to the Spotdale Stadium for the remainder of that season.


* Dale had initially signed Dawson from non-league club Radcliffe Borough in February 2009.


* Signed by Albion as a centre-half, Dawson underlined his versatility with a series of impressive performances at right-back during the latter half of the 2014/15 season.


* Dawson made his Albion debut in a 4-1 League Cup win at Bournemouth in August 2011 - a day before he was called up to the England Under-21s squad by then boss Stuart Pearce.


* His Under-21s debut came in a Euro 2013 qualifier over Azerbaijan, scoring two of his four goals in his opening five international games.


* He was also part of Pearce's Team GB squad for London 2012, appearing as a substitute in the 1-0 win over Uruguay at the Millennium Stadium.


* His loan spells away from Albion have also been productive: he scored 11 goals in 48 appearances for Rochdale in 2010/11, also netting four times in 16 games for Bolton in 2013.


* Dawson was also an accomplished player for Rochdale Cricket Club during the summer months.


* In total, Dawson had made 66 appearances by summer 2015, scoring twice.

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