West Bromwich Albion's Salomon Rondon celebrates scoring their fourth goal
West Bromwich Albion defender Craig Dawson believes his side's 4-0 demolition of Burnley on Monday night can push the club up the Premier League table. The Baggies star told The Birmingham Mail of his delight at the team's performance, as West Brom recorded a massive win.
Goals from Matt Phillips, James Morrison, Darren Fletcher and Salomon Rondon led Pulis' men to their biggest win in the 22 months the Welshman has been in charge.
Dawson, who made his 100th appearance for West Brom against the Clarets, has become a reliable member of Pulis' squad at both ends of the pitch and has played every minute of the domestic campaign thus far.
The West Midlanders won back-to-back league games on Monday for the first time since January. Dawson was pleased with the team's hard work at The Hawthorns, as they travel to struggling Hull City this weekend.
Dawson is quoted by the Birmingham Mail as saying: "The lads worked ever so hard. It was a great team performance and a great result."
"We'll take that into the weekend's game."
Since Pulis' arrival as Baggies boss, the 26 year-old defender has been molded into a full-back and a reliable distributor from the right-hand flank.
Dawson is now in his seventh year at West Brom having made the switch from hometown club Rochdale in August 2010. The Baggies defender spent a year on loan at Bolton Wanderers in 2013 and it was at The Reebok where Dawson's goalscoring ability caught the eye.
Craig Dawson scores for West Brom
During the 2013/14 campaign, Dawson scored four times in 16 appearances for The Trotters. Deployed as a natural centre-back under former boss Alan Irvine, Tony Pulis' arrival saw Dawson shift across to the right of defence.
Last term, he scored three league goals during the campaign and has netted six times in total for the Baggies, becoming one of the most elusive defenders in the top-flight in the opposition penalty box - despite having failed to notch this season.
Burnley's Scott Arfield in action with West Bromwich Albion's Craig Dawson
Speaking of his milestone 100th game for West Brom, Dawson was disappointed not to break his duck this campaign on his special night, but was pleased with his and his side's overall performance versus Burnley.
"It would have been nice to get a goal", said Dawson.
He finishes by adding, "It's taken a good while (to reach 100)," he said. "It's a great achievement and a great performance from everyone."