In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who is a Wolves Hall of Famer, has praised West Ham’s Craig Dawson for taking his chance with the Hammers and proving to people that he can still play in the Premier League.
Dawson was initially signed on loan from Championship side Watford but earlier this month, West Ham confirmed he would be signing a two-year deal at the end of the season.
The 30-year old failed to even make the bench for David Moyes’ side until November 12, with his Premier League debut coming the following month in a 0-0 draw with Southampton.
Speaking on how Dawson took his chance at the London Stadium and how he may have seen this as his final shot at the Premier League, Bull told FFC:
“He’s an old headed centre back who likes to roll his sleeves up and he was probably thinking this is his last roll of the dice considering his age.
“I think he’s grasped it with both hands and he’s probably thinking ‘I’ve got a good chance of playing in Europe next year’, and he’s going to give it a good go.”
Dawson has been a presence in both boxes this season having kept six clean sheets as well as scoring three times in just 17 Premier League games, although he has also put through his own net twice and was sent off in the defeat to Newcastle last weekend.
That said, his transfer from Watford to West Ham will reportedly cost the Hammers just £2.2 million, a snip when you look at how much players cost in today’s market.