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Daws looks forward

Posted on 29 December 2008  - 12:00

Michael Dawson has a straight forward message after our defeat at West Brom: "We have to move on."

Daws looks forward

Michael Dawson has a straight forward message after our defeat at West Brom: "We have to move on."

The central defender was at the centre of a controversial opening goal that paved the way for a 2-0 win for the home side at The Hawthorns.

Roman Bednar sent Michael flying with a clear push in the back as he went up to meet Marek Cech's cross and firmly plant a header past Heurelho Gomes.

The goal was awarded, however, and the home side sealed three valuable points in injury time when Craig Beattie capitalised on us pushing men forward in search of the equaliser.

Down to 10 men as early as the 35th minute following Benoit Assou-Ekotto's sending off, we'd looked more than comfortable before Bednar made the breakthrough.

"We have to pick ourselves up," said Daws, outstanding in recent weeks. "Everyone was disappointed after the game and it was the same in training today (Monday). It hurts but we have to move on.

"They didn't create too many chances and when the goal came, especially in the way it did, everyone was devastated. That was the biggest disappointment.

"There is no point in dwelling on it because that's not going to help us now. All we can do is look towards Friday's game."

Wigan are the visitors as we kick-off our FA Cup campaign with a third round tie under the lights at the Lane.

Steve Bruce's men are in fine form and up to seventh in the Premier League on the back of five wins in six matches and just one defeat in nine.

"Wigan are flying and it just shows what you can do if you put a run together," added Michael.