Craig Dawson: West Brom man to join Bolton Wanderers on loan

Bolton Wanderers are set to sign West Bromwich Albion and England Under-21s centre-back Craig Dawson on loan.

BBC Radio Manchester reports that Dawson will join the Championship club before their FA Cup fourth round tie against Everton on Saturday.

However, the 22-year-old will be unable to feature against the Toffees as he played for Albion in the third round.

Dawson, who joined the Baggies from Rochdale in August 2010, has not played a Premier League game this season.

His three appearances for the Baggies in 2012-13 have all come in cup competitions, but he has been a regular in Stuart Pearce's England Under-21s side since making his debut at that level in September 2011, winning a total of 10 caps.

He was also included in Team GB's 18-man squad for the London 2012 Olympics.

When the deal is officially confirmed, Dawson will become the third new arrival at the Reebok Stadium during the transfer window.

Striker Craig Davies was signed earlier this month from Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £300,000, while Slovak youngster Jan Gregus joined on loan from Banik Ostrava.