Craig Dawson has said he wants to help Watford build on last season's successes as he looks ahead to the upcoming campaign.

The former West Bromwich Albion defender was unveiled by the Hornets on Monday, after which he sat down with his friend and fellow former Baggie, Ben Foster for an interview for the club website.

The 29-year-old said the move came about quickly and he did not need think twice about the opportunity.

"It's going to be a new challenge, one I'm very excited to be here for," Dawson said.

"It happened very quickly, there wasn't much time to ponder over it, it was a great opportunity and one I took straight away.

"You had a great season here, so hopefully we can improve on that as a group and as a squad. Just looking through the squad today it's an exciting squad and one which is a brilliant premier league team."

Foster then spoke about Dawson's physical attributes and his love of an aerial challenge, recalling a certain incident from their time together at West Brom, before joking about warning other players to keep out of his way.

"I remember there was a time with Alex Palmer, the young goalie, it was a Friday, the day before the game," said Foster.

"We were doing set pieces, practicing the set pieces, it was almost like a walk-through, nothing serious, and somebody whipped a ball in.

"Palmer came out to take it and [Dawson] absolutely wellied through him - the poor lad nearly had concussion.

"I've already warned the goalies, I've told Gomey, Pontus and Dan Bachmann to stay away from you in training. You're just like a walking injury."