‘No nonsense’ Wolves defender named in Garth Crooks’ Team of the Week for second time

Craig Dawson has made Garth Crooks’ team of the week for the second matchday in a row
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Craig Dawson has been named in Garth Crooks’ Team of the Week for the second week running after another solid display at the weekend. The defender made his second start for the club since his move from West Ham during the January transfer window.

Dawson impressed on his debut against Liverpool as he netted his first goal for his new side in a shock 3-0 win over the Reds. The 32-year-old went onto put in another star performance as Wolves narrowly beat Southampton as he made the most clearances and also completed the second-most accurate passes in the match.

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As a result, Dawson has once again been named in Crooks’ Team of the Week. Writing in his BBC Sport column, the former Tottenham Hotspur forward said: For the second consecutive week, I find myself singing the praises of Dawson and selecting him in my team. The former West Ham defender seems to have taken total responsibility for Wolverhampton Wanderers’ defending. Why Julen Lopetegui, the former Spain manager now in charge at Wolves, would go for such a typical no nonsense English defender like Dawson is of real interest.”

Dawson joined the club in a window full of talented arrivals such as Pablo Sarabia and Matheus Cunha, however it is the former West Brom veteran that has shone so far. The centre-back also joins three Leicester City stars in the team, with Wout Faes, James Maddison and Kelechi Iheanacho making the cut following their thrashing of Spurs. Vincent Guaita, Luke Shaw, Willian, Kevin De Bruyne, Enzo Fernandez, Marcus Rashford and Ivan Toney make up the rest of the line-up.

Wolves will look to make it three wins from three this weekend as they host Bournemouth. The Midlands outfit could move up to 12th place in the Premier League table if they can claim all three points over the struggling Cherries.

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