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Moyes confirms Dawson clause

David Moyes has confirmed what C&H have told you all along: That West Ham have the option to buy Craig Dawson at the end of the season!

The brilliant loanee has been indispensable since his arrival from Watford on loan.

Since making his debut against Southampton, he has been immovable, with the Irons losing just once, against champions Liverpool.

And Moyes has now gone public in admitting that the Irons can buy Dawson when the summer transfer window opens.

Speaking to reporters before this weekend’s clash with Manchester City, he said: “There’s a clause in there we’re aware of so, again we’re trying not to do anything to unsettle things. Behind the scenes we’re in a good position and in time you’ll see the things we are doing.

“Craig Dawson’s played really well, steady. We brought him in as, I wouldn’t say cover because I always thought he was more than that, but the team was doing well so it was difficult to get him in with Fabian, Angelo and Cressy in the team.”

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Moyes has also lauded the patience of both Dawson and the other underused members of the squad, with the atmosphere at the club at a sky high.

He added: “He had to be patient. But he’s done that really well and I’m pleased because nearly all the players who have come into the team have helped us. There’s players who haven’t been in the team or in the squad at times because we were pretty settled for 10 or 12 games.

“The boys had to wait, others had to come in, but I think everyone who has come in has helped us.  We’ve got a big 13 games to go and it starts tomorrow against Man City and if everyone keeps doing as well as they are doing it will give us every chance of finishing high up the league.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.