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LOAN WATCH: Dawson at the double

And Baggies team-mates elsewhere play their part in victories

CRAIG Dawson fired his first-ever Championship goals as he netted a double in Bolton’s 4-1 win over high-flying Hull on Saturday.

The on-loan Baggies defender thought he had opened his account at that level in midweek but the Trotters’ opener in their 1-1 draw with Derby has been credited as a Richard Keogh own goal.

Dawson is unbeaten in his four games for Wanderers and has helped them move clear of the relegation zone up to 15th, leaving boss Dougie Freedman singing his praises.

"Craig has bought into what we are trying to do and he is a good guy,” he said.

"He has also brought a confidence to Zat Knight and Adam Bogdan.

"When the ball gets crossed into crucial areas one of those three are dealing with it.

"He has got the presence to demand certain standards of people around him and he is bringing the best out of Zat."

Gonzalo Jara Reyes played two successive 90 minutes last week as Nottingham Forest thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 on Tuesday and beat Charlton 2-0 on Saturday to move up to eighth in the table and four points adrift of the play-off places.

After scoring his first-ever league goal against Tranmere the previous week, Cameron Gayle played the full game for Shrewsbury as they moved eight points clear of the League One relegation zone after Saturday’s 2-1 win over Stevenage

In the same division, Donervorn Daniels notched his first-ever senior goal in Tranmere’s 3-1 midweek defeat by Swindon and on Saturday was an unused substitute in their 5-1 drubbing of Colchester, for whom Bradley Garmston played 90 minutes.

Yassine El Ghanassy was an unused substitute in Heerenveen’s 2-1 win over Twente in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday.