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Results will follow: Craig Dawson challenges Bolton Wanderers to take positives from Derby County draw

By John McDougall

Promising centre-half Craig Dawson insists Bolton Wanderers must keep the wind in their sails and continue to build on every performance.

The 22-year-old, on-loan from West Bromwich Albion, made his third Bolton appearance in Tuesday’s draw with Derby County at Pride Park. 

But Dawson – who has won 11 England U21 caps – believes the Trotters must look on the bright side, despite conceding a late equaliser.

“We have to take the positives out of the game, we played well on the night and we were unfortunate to concede late on,” he told Bolton’s official website.

“We were all confident leading up to the match and the game plan was working well but we couldn’t score the second goal which was needed.

“We are playing well and we are just not getting the results that we want at the moment, but it will come.”

Wanderers’ second successive draw – leaving them unbeaten in three games – puts them 16th in the Championship table and four points clear of the relegation zone.

Since moving to the Reebok Stadium in January, the former Rochdale man feels the Whites’ team spirit and work ethic has helped him settle in.

“I am enjoying my football at Bolton, it is great to play regular first team football and long may it continue,” he said.

“We have a great team spirit and at times we have had to dig deep and like I have said the results will come and we have to keep working at it.  

“We will carry on working hard on the training pitch and take that into the next game.”

Next up for Bolton is a tough fixture against promotion-chasing Hull City, and Dawson insists his side are under no illusions of the task at hand.

“It will be a tough game against Hull, they are playing well at the moment and they recorded a good win over Blackburn Rovers last time out,” he said.

“We will do our homework ahead of this weekend and look to win the game.”

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