Dave Edwards has praised Wolves for their signing of Craig Dawson.
The centre-back arrived at Molineux just over a week ago now, coming in as the club’s fourth addition of the January window.
Dawson had been on Wolves’ radar since the summer.
As most know by now, West Ham United pulled the plug on the deal after they could not sign Jan Bednarek from Southampton.
But Wolves finally got their man this month, with £3.3 million enough to prise him away from the London Stadium.
Dawson, 32, had also pushed for the move as he wanted to be closer to his family.
It is one of the more ‘low key’ deals Wolves have done in this window. But potentially, it could turn out to be an extremely important one.
Wolves have been accused by some of letting too many experienced players leave the club last summer.
There seems to have been a conscious effort to rectify this mistake with the deals done in January.
Players don’t come much more experience than Dawson, who has racked up appearances in the top-flight.
Former Molineux midfielder Dave Edwards wrote about Dawson in his latest Express & Star column, and believes he’ll be a quality addition for Wolves.
He said: “Craig Dawson has been a terrific Premier League defender over recent years, he has loads and loads of experience he is very good in both boxes. I think he will supplement what Wolves have got already with two young centre-backs in Max Kilman and Nathan Collins. Having someone like Dawson to come in – and for those young defenders to learn from is great – he comes across as a brilliant professional as well.”
Supposedly, Dawson’s attention to detail in his preparation at West Bromwich Albion was ‘legendary’. Officials will no doubt be hoping he’ll set an example for others to follow.
Craig Dawson may prove to be a massively important signing for Wolves
Wolves have made some eye-catching signings this month.
Matheus Cunha arrived for big money. Pablo Sarabia is seen by many as a serious bargain. And Joao Gomes has exciting potential.
Dawson’s signing perhaps hasn’t really gotten the same fanfare as some of the others.
But potentially, he could make one of the biggest impacts for Wolves in the coming months.
Wolves losing the likes of Conor Coady, Willy Boly and John Ruddy last summer has seemingly hit hard.
It was important for Wolves to bring in a vocal presence to play at the back and also a top professional for the squad. Dawson absolutely hits the brief.