West Brom defender Dawson outstanding on England U21 debut

West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson was outstanding on his England U21 debut in their 6-0 thumping of Azerbaijan. Dawson had a dream international debut.

West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson was outstanding on his England U21 debut in their 6-0 thumping of Azerbaijan.

Dawson had a dream international debut.

Pearce said: "I wouldn't say he's a surprise to me because I went and watched him play for Rochdale a couple of years ago with a view to bringing him into this squad.

"I watched him play down at Bournemouth a couple of weeks ago and he played very well.

"He's got a non-league knack about him to want to head the ball in the opposition's box.

"So, we're pleased for him - he's a fantastic character. He'll get as high as he possibly can in the game because of the attitude that he has."

 
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