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West Ham defender Dawson ready for West Brom reunion: It'll be tough

West Ham defender Craig Dawson is ready to face former club West Brom tonight.

Since departing the west midlands in 2018, Dawson is yet to line-up against the Baggies, but that could soon change when the Hammers face another stiff Premier League test at London Stadium.

He told the club's website: “I've got plenty of good memories from my time at West Brom. They're a good side.

"They've obviously got Sam Allardyce in there now as manager, and it's going to be a tough game. We're going to have to be at our best. Our preparation has been good, our recovery has been good - so hopefully we can get a positive result."

Unbeaten in five, with four clean sheets and only one defeat since early December, confidence amongst David Moyes' players is understandably high.

Dawson attributes the Irons' recent successes to a renewed competitiveness within the squad.

“There's a great atmosphere around the place at the minute," he continued.

"Everybody's working hard and competing for places. We're on a really good run of form, but every game is tricky game, and we'll have to be at our best on Tuesday.

"We've got a great squad here. It's about how you perform week-in, week-out and if you don't work together as a team, as a group it doesn't put you in good stead.

"I think we've got the balance right here; we work hard as team and the whole squad is ready to help out."

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