West Brom signs Dawson to new 3 1/2-year deal

West Bromwich signed defender Craig season contract Tuesday with a club option for a fourth season.

The 21-year-old Dawson joined West Brom in 2010 from Rochdale, but was loaned back to the League One squad last season. The England Under-21 international has made six EPL appearances and four more in other competitions.

"Speaking not only personally, but on behalf of everyone at the club, we are all very happy Craig has committed his long-term future to West Brom," West Brom coach Roy Hodgson told the club's official website.

"Since he joined up with the team at the start of the season he has been very impressive, both in training and games. We believe he has got a very bright future as a Premier League player and it's nice that Premier League future is going to be with West Bromwich Albion."