West Brom defender, Craig Dawson has penned a new contract with the baggies after signing a new three-year-deal.
The Baggies pinched Dawson from Rochdale back in 2010 and has found it difficult at times to settle at the Hawthorns. However, since proving his worth in the starting line up under Alan Irvine, Dawson has been a solid asset to the West Brom defence, so much so that Burnley came swooping in with a late transfer bid.
“Craig was very unsettled when I first arrived in the summer but we as a club were never interested in selling him,” said Albion head coach Alan Irvine talking to BBC Sport.
“We felt he had the potential to be a top centre-back and once he got his head settled and knew he wasn’t going anywhere he started to put in very good performances.”
“His level of consistency has kept him in the team despite having our top international centre-backs breathing down his neck.”
Because of his fine form, Irvine had no qualms of offering him a new deal to stay with the Baggies for another three years, a good piece of business for the Premier League outfit.