West Ham United defender Craig Dawson expects a tough battle against FA Cup opponents Stockport County tonight.

Now 30, the centre-back would love to earn the first winner’s medal of his career with the Hammers.

“Of course, I’d love to win a trophy.

“It’s every player’s dream to do that in their career and I’ve not done that yet,” he told the club’s website.

“It’s going to be a really, really tough game up there and we know we’ll have to be at our best to go through, we know that, but we’ve spent the whole week preparing hard and we believe we’ll do that.”