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Dawson: We're in this together

28 December 2017

Craig Dawson applauds supporters following the Boxing Day draw with Everton

CRAIG Dawson’s impressive return to action was one of the plus points during more frustration for an Albion team in dominant form against Everton.

And the Baggies defender saw enough on his first game back from a knee injury suffered in October to believe the team is on the brink of an up-turn. 

Albion suffered more anguish in the Boxing Day clash as a string of opportunities went begging.

But Dawson said: "It'll come. We're creating chances and one will come.

"That's all we need at the minute.

"We were solid defensively and everybody worked hard.

"The chances were there, there were crosses great deliveries and we just need that one to go in.

"Hopefully it'll come soon, but there was a great atmosphere and great positivity against Everton.

"Hopefully that can stay with us. "Fingers crossed, it's going to be a tough game against Arsenal  but if we play like we did on Tuesday and have the fans behind us then we'll be fine.”

Dawson was recalled for his first game since suffering the injury at Southampton and he admits it has been a tough to sit out the action while he recovered.

He said: "It was my first big period without football, and it's been difficult.

“You obviously want to be helping the team out and you can't help.

"But the doc and the phyisos have worked hard on me and I'm just glad to be back.

"We've got great experience in the squad - the likes of Gareth Barry, Jonny Evans, Gaz [McAuley], Brunty, they're all experienced players and we know what we need to do and there's great positivity around the place.

"Everybody is doing everything they can to get that win.

“We all know what we need to do.

"Everybody is working hard on the training pitch and the gaffer is very positive.

"He's got us working hard and everybody's in it together."


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