Date: 18th February 2016 at 3:00pm
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Centre half by nature Craig Dawson has today signed a new contract extension at West Bromwich Albion.

The 25 year old joined Albion back in August of 2010 from Rochdale, and having had a loan spell out with his former side and Bolton Wanderers in the second half of the 2012-13 season, he now has a total of 88 starting appearances for West Brom, with a further nine from the bench and in that time he’s returned four goals.

This season has been particularly good for him as head coach Tony Pulis has used him regularly – albeit in a few positions – and he so far has 31 appearances to his name with a return of two goals.

The player was contracted until the end of the 2016-17 season but the club have now signed him up with an improved 12 month extension to that deal, meaning his here until the end of the 2017-18 season at best.

Despite being largely used in the right back berth, after penning his deal, the former England Under 21 international told wba.co.uk that he felt this year so far had been the most productive season of his career.

‘I was really pleased to be able to extend my contract here, and that will take it until the summer of 2018. I`m really enjoying my football, especially over the last year and a half when I`ve been a regular in the first team. I feel like I`ve developed as a player over that period and I just want to continue on with that. I`ve been down here a few years now, the family is settled in this area, so it was a very easy decision to extend my contract. It means I can just concentrate on playing and doing everything I can to stay in the team and carry on contributing to things.’

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