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We're stronger now - Daws

Posted on 2 March 2013  - 16:24

Michael Dawson can't wait to face Arsenal again and tells our official matchday programme: "We're stronger than when we met in November."

We're stronger now - Daws

Fans won't need reminding of our last meeting against the Gunners, when we led 1-0 and looked in control only for Emmanuel Adebayor to get sent off after 18 minutes and Arsenal to eventually run out 5-2 winners.

That defeat kick-started a run of just one loss in 15 in the Premier League and we climbed up to third after Monday night's thrilling 3-2 win at West Ham.

"I know well what it's (the derby) like at the Lane and it will be rocking again," said Michael.

"I guess we feel we owe them one for what happened at the Emirates this season. We were well in the game until Ade was sent off, but that's football. We've moved on from that game now, we're stronger, playing well and looking ahead to the match.

"We go into the game in confident mood and you have to be for a game like this.

"We've 11 cup finals now to try and get as many points on the board as we can - starting now."

Read the full interview in Sunday's official matchday programme...