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Harris names Craig as new Millwall captain

18 July 2015

Lions boss Chopper praises TC's leadership qualities after Wimbledon draw

Millwall boss Neil Harris has named Tony Craig as the club's new captain.

Craig, who re-joined The Lions from Brentford earlier in pre-season, wore the armband in Saturday's 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

"He brings natural leadership, he brings organisation and he brings experience," the boss said of his new skipper.

"Tony is a natural leader for this club and has been for a long time.

"He will take extreme pride in the captaincy. It will be a privilege for him to wear the armband."

Craig played for 60 minutes at The Cherry Red Records Stadium as The Lions earned a draw thanks to Sid Nelson's last-gasp header, which cancelled out Lyle Taylor's 14th-minute opener.

"Apart from a three-minute spell in the first-half and a 90-second spell in the second-half I think we dominated the game," he said.

"I was disappointed to see us go a goal down; a similar goal to the one we conceded on Tuesday against Bromley. 

"We did create chances but didn't take them. That is rustiness but we have to make sure we are clinical."

One huge downside to the game was an injury to Aiden O'Brien, who was stretchered off moments before the hosts opened the scoring.

"He has gone off for an x-ray," Harris added. "We're hoping that it is nothing serious.

"I'm not prepared to put a time on it now but he is not going to be available next week or, I would imagine, for the season opener.

"But we will know more on Monday."

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