Bolton sign Craig Dawson on loan from West Brom

Craig Dawson will be returning to Lancashire. Photo: PA

Championship side Bolton Wanderers have signed West Brom centre back Craig Dawson on a three-month loan deal.

The former Rochdale defender was in the Great Britain squad for the Olympics, but has struggled to force his way into the Baggies team this season.

Dougie Freedman told the club's official website: “I’ve worked very hard to try and get Craig to come on board. He had four or five different options and it is good news that he wants to come and play for us.

“When I spoke to him he indicated that he was very keen to come here. He made the decision – and fair play to West Brom for letting him make that decision – because he wants to come to a club where he feels he can improve.

“I want to sign players that want to be here and Craig has decided that this move gives him the chance to improve. That’s exactly the kind of player I want.”