Baggies new boy looking to learn

The 20-year-old centre-half penned a three-year contract with the

Baggies on Tuesday, but he will remain at current side Rochdale on

loan for the season. Dawson helped his hometown club Dale to

promotion in his first campaign as a professional last time out,

and he is eagerly anticipating the challenge ahead. “West Brom is a

great club with a great staff and great head coach,” he told the

club’s official website. “I’m looking forward to getting involved

and working with these people. “I know about Albion because you

always look out for teams on the up and pushing into the Premier

League. “I’ve still got a lot to learn and I can use the staff here

at West Brom and go back to Rochdale and play games. “It will give

me time to get used to the staff down here, the different training

methods and still be getting games at the same time. “You only have

to look around the dressing room here to see there is a great set

of talented lads. I’ll be looking to learn from them.” Defender

Dawson has had a whirlwind few years after only been plucked from

non-league Radcliffe Borough 19 months ago.