Dawson targets strong finish
Craig Dawson insists West Brom will not be easing off over the final weeks of the season irrespective of the fact they are safe.
Saturday's 1-0 home victory over QPR lifted West Brom onto 42 points and they now boast an 11-point gap over the bottom five with only four games remaining. It would be a major surprise to see the Baggies go down from that position, but ensuring a third successive season of top-flight football is not enough for Dawson, with the 21-year-old already thinking about building some momentum for next term.
"We want to kick on in the last few games, there's plenty of places to be had, a few more games to play, and a lot more points to get hopefully," Dawson said on his club's website. "There will be no slowing down, we all want to finish the season well, and it gets us in the mood for next season too, we want to end it on a high."
Dawson was a late inclusion in the side to face QPR after Jonas Olsson suffered an injury in the warm-up but he rose to the occasion and helped West Brom pick up a much-needed victory.
That was in stark contrast to Dawson's previous appearance at The Hawthorns when his late mistake allowed Norwich to claim a 2-1 FA Cup victory in January.
Dawson added: "The Norwich FA Cup game was one of the lowest points in my career to date.
"Everyone worked so hard for the clean sheet and it feels a lot better than the last time I played at The Hawthorns. It was nice to put it behind me and move on."