Craig Dawson Joins West Ham United on a Season-Long Loan

West Ham Craig Dawson

West Ham United have confirmed the arrival of defender Craig Dawson, with the 30-year-old joining on a season-long loan from Watford.

West Ham United Sign Craig Dawson

Experienced Backup

The 30-year-old will add a wealth of experience to the Hammers’ defence.

Dawson has spent most of his career playing in the Premier League. After coming through the academy at Rochdale, he then joined West Bromwich Albion in August 2010.

However, it was not until a year later that he made his debut for the Baggies. Dawson then developed slowly into a first-team regular over the next few years at The Hawthorns.

The 30-year-old was then finally granted an extended run during the 2014/15 season. He made 35 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals.

Dawson made 225 appearances for the Baggies before joining Watford last season.

He was an instant regular, making 30 appearances in all competitions for the Hornets.

What Was Said?

Speaking about his move to the West Ham United website, Dawson spoke about his experience and his delight about being back in the Premier League.

“I’m delighted to be here and really looking forward to being back in the Premier League and working with the manager and group of lads,” he said.

“I’m really excited and looking ahead to the game at the weekend.

“I can’t wait to get started and share my experience. We’ve got a lot of experienced lads here anyway and to be joining this group of players is an exciting prospect, so I can’t wait.

“It’s a talented group and I can add competition to that back line, so hopefully I can slot straight in with the lads and help them improve their game as well.

“West Ham is obviously a massive club and London Stadium is a great home stadium and hopefully the fans are back in there soon cheering us on.”

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