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Craig Dawson | Defensemen | #25

Team: West Bromwich Albion
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 187

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West Brom slide closer to relegation as they were beaten 2-1 at The Hawthorns by Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
The opening half an hour was void of clear-cut chances. Jay Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon had half-chances early on, while the Baggies weathered a goalmouth scramble and James McClean volleyed over just before the break. However, the match shifted in favor of Huddersfield shortly after the interval. Ravij Van la Parra scored in the 48th and Steve Mounie in the 56th to put the visitors ahead 2-0. Dawson gave the Baggies a lifeline with a header in the 64th minute, but Alan Pardew's side were unable to salvage the match. The result leaves West Brom seven points from safety with 10 matches remaining. Feb 24 - 2:25 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Craig Dawson, fresh off scoring on his return to the starting line-up, faces a late fitness check ahead of West Brom's trip to Goodison Park.

The center back is expected to pass his test but it is worth pointing out that he is not a certain starter for Alan Pardew. It would be a shame if he weren't able to participate as Pardew is presumably eager to retain the same line-up that saw him pick up his first win as West Brom manager and the club's first win since August. Ahmed Hegazi faces a similar situation where he is expected to feature but isn't 100% certain with a minor injury.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 19 - 12:05 PM

West Brom beat Brighton 2-0 at The Hawthorns to ease the pressure on manager Alan Pardrew.

Centre-back Jonny Evans headed Albion in front after four minutes when he headed in a flick-on by Jay Rodriguez from a corner by Matt Phillips. In typical West Brom fashion, another defender scored to double their lead before half-time. This time it was Craig Dawson who headed home a Brunt cross. West Brom have now ended a 20 game winless streak in the PL, whilst Brighton suddenly find themselves down in the relegation zone after starting the day in 12th.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 13 - 1:28 PM

Craig Dawson was omitted from West Brom's FA Cup match over the weekend with fatigue as the reported reason, he is back and available for the Brighton match after being rested.

Craig Dawson has had an on-again/off-again campaign this season due to injury after being a stalwart over a long-period of time for West Brom. Dawson has been playing recently in the Premier League under Alan Pardew but then missed the FA Cup over the weekend due to "fatigue" which is something you wouldn't have associated with Dawson under Tony Pulis when he was more-or-less ever-present. It could just be the club not really prioritizing the FA Cup or maybe it is a matter of still rounding into shape after his injuries earlier in the season. Regardless, expect Dawson to be back in the starting eleven for the visit of Brighton on Saturday.
Jan 12 - 1:31 PM

Craig Dawson has been out since late October with a knee injury but could return in some capacity against Liverpool in Week 17 Premier League action.

It shouldn't be a huge surprise that West Brom has struggled mightily in the absence of Dawson who has been one of their stalwarts in the center of defense over his tenure at the club. The departure of Tony Pulis has likely shifted the tactical approach but regardless of the approach, the Baggies will be in better shape having Dawson to anchor the defense rather than deputy Allan Nyom. Given the length of layoff, expect Dawson to be eased back into the line-up. Perhaps a substitute appearance against Liverpool and then a start in Week 18 if all goes well.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 12:59:00 PM

Craig Dawson went down with knee and thigh injuries against Southampton and it appears that the prognosis is that he will miss approximately two months.

Tony Pulis is never one to be caught without a lot of options at the back so while the loss of Dawson isn't ideal, it is hardly something that Albion can't find an answer for. Jonny Evans will likely anchor the center of the defense while Tony Pulis will choose between Gareth McAuley and Allan Nyom as deputies to come in for Dawson with Ahmed Hegazi and Kieran Gibbs playing in the wide positions. Nyom and McAuley both entered as subs against Southampton last weekend so a clear front runner isn't obvious.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 04:25:00 PM

West Brom provided a mixed injury update ahead of this weekend’s game against the Premier League table-toppers Manchester City.

The Baggies should welcome back Hal Robson-Kanu and Oliver Burke who both suffered muscular problems during the international break while Gareth Barry is also expected to return after recovering from a minor back issue which forced him off at Southampton. However, Tony Pulis could be without midfielder James Morrison, who is struggling to make the game as he continues his recovery from an Achilles tendon injury, and defender Jonny Evans, who suffered a groin injury during the first-half at St Mary’s. Fortunately, a scan was able to confirm that Craig Dawson did not suffer damage to his anterior cruciate ligament on Saturday although he will remain in the treatment room while undergoing further tests to "establish a precise diagnosis."
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Craig Dawson has agreed to a new three-year contract that will see him stay at the Hawthorns through 2020.

With uncertainty elsewhere in the defense between Gareth McAuley getting up in years and Jonny Evans being linked with Manchester City, Tony Pulis has moved to create some solidity by extending center back Craig Dawson. The new contract will take Dawson through his Age 30 season and, assuming he makes it through the entire contract at Albion, will make it an even decade for him at the club that he joined in 2010.
Source: @WBA
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 12:45:00 PM

West Bromwich Albion got back on track after a couple of lackluster displays with a big 3-1 win over Arsenal, a Craig Dawson brace making the difference.

With the win today, Albion have matched last season's points total and they have done it with an improved attack while still maintaining a composed defense. Craig Dawson was the hero of the day, scoring the first goal of the day and the last goal of the day in similar fashion. He headed home a Nacer Chadli corner in the first half to open the scoring, then headed a James McClean corner to put the game away in the second half. Sandwiched in between, Hal Robson-Kanu scored on a ball left loose in the box, making an immediate impact after replacing an ineffective Salomon Rondon.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 10:39:00 AM

Craig Dawson has been given medical clearance to play after coming off with a head injury in West Brom's 2-1 win over Bournemouth in Week 26.

Never one to back away from contact, Craig Dawson came out of his clash of heads with Tyronne Mings unable to continue last weekend. The injury was not so serious, however, that the West Brom center back will be forced to miss any additional time. Expect Dawson and Gareth McAuley to resume their partnership in the center of the Albion defense. Whether Jonny Evans joins them again will likely depend whether Matt Phillips passes a late fitness test.
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 01:47:00 PM

Tony Pulis expects Craig Dawson to be okay for the visit of Crystal Palace this weekend despite the centre-back being knocked out cold on Saturday.

Dawson was poleaxed following a sickening clash of heads with Tyrone Mings, but the Baggies boss was able to provide a positive update after his sides 2-1 win over Bournemouth and laughed off any suggestion that the 26-year-old had suffered a serious injury: "He’s got absolutely slaughtered in the dressing room after the game," Pulis said. "He’s got a little bump on the side of his head so he’s got hammered by the players." Those sentiments were echoed by teammate Chris Brunt who added "what goes around comes around" implying Dawson has dished out his fair share of injuries in the past. "If there’s a chance to go and put his head on something he will always do it and sometimes you come off a bit worse for wear."
Tue, Feb 28, 2017 04:37:00 AM

West Brom defender Craig Dawson will miss the club's match against Swansea City on Wednesday due to card accumulation.

The right-back received his fifth yellow card of the season in the Baggies' narrow loss to Chelsea on Sunday, which means he will serve a one-match ban during the midweek fixture. Dawson has been one of manager Tony Pulis' leading figures, playing the full 90 minutes in every match this season while starting the last 60 Premier League matches for the side. Pulis is expected to go with either Brendan Galloway or Chris Brunt in defense with Allan Nyom going to right-back. "We’ve got Nyom who can change, we could bring Brunty back in, play Jonny Evans there, play Brendan. So we’ve options there which we’re lucky to have. We’ll miss Dawson because he’s done exceptionally well for us."
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Craig Dawson would have missed out last weekend if Arsenal and West Brom had played their scheduled Premier League match last weekend.

The cancellation of the Arsenal match gave Dawson a chance to rest his injured foot but his status is still up in the air for Saturday's visit from relegation-threatened Norwich City. The Baggies defender is joined by Jonny Evans as questionable for the match meaning that Tony Pulis could have an almost full-strength defense or a rather make-shift one depending on the early Saturday news.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Craig Dawson will get a chance to rest an ongoing foot problem if Arsenal beat Hull City in Tuesday nights’ fifth round FA Cup replay at the KC Stadium.

Dawson has been managing niggling foot complaint since the Newcastle game earlier this year and the Baggies defender will be looking forward to some additional recovery time with the prospect of a free weekend hinging on tomorrows’ game. West Brom are due to travel to the Emirates on Saturday but if the Gunners progress to the quarter-final stages of the cup then there game week thirty fixture will be re-arranged. The rest would give Tony Pulis’ men some much-needed time to recover before the visit of Norwich. That should see the likes of Jonny Evans return to the match day 18 while Callum McManaman and James Morrison would also be close.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Gareth McAuley is definitely out for Week 26 with a hamstring injury and Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson and Chris Brunt are all doubtful as well.

That's pretty much Tony Pulis' entire starting defense that's unlikely to feature this weekend against high scoring Everton at Goodison Park. If you're looking for a team that's likely to have goals then the Toffees are probably as good a bet as you can find with West Brom struggling even when healthy and now injured on top of that. This one could get ugly so probably not the week to feature Ben Foster or anyone from the Albion defense.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 11:44:00 AM