West Brom fans react on Twitter to Craig Dawson contract extension

The defender will now stay with the club until at least 2018.

West Bromwich Albion managed to tie down one of their more talented players to a new contract today, as Craig Dawson signed a contract extension.

The former England under-21 international has signed a one-year extension to his current deal at the club, after impressing in an unfamiliar position this season.

Dawson started off his footballing education at non-league Radcliffe Borough before earning a move to Rochdale in 2009 at the age of 19.

He has since gone on to prove himself a very talented young defender, with impressive loans back at Rochdale and with Bolton Wanderers, since joining West Brom in 2010.

Dawson has played the majority of his football this term at right-back under Tony Pulis - who does not ask his full-backs to be pushing forward into opposition territory often.

In the future he is surely seen as a potential central defensive option for West Brom, rather than a full-back, and he will certainly hope to play their in the long-term at The Hawthorns.

Here is how West Brom fans reacted to his new deal on Twitter...

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