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Millwall defender Craig hoping to do the club proud after being handed the armband

21 July 2015

New captain Tony looking to 'cherish' the responsibility of taking over as Lions skipper

Tony Craig says that taking over as new Millwall captain is an 'honour'.

The defender, who re-joined the club from Brentford earlier this summer, was announced as Neil Harris' chosen skipper following Saturday's 1-1 draw at AFC Wimbledon.

And the 30-year-old, who has 233 appearances for The Lions under his belt, says he hopes to do the club proud.

"I feel very happy," Craig told Lions PlayerHD. "It's a pleasure for me and it is one which for a long time I've wanted to do.

"I've been vice captain many times under Paul Robinson but to get the armband outright is an honour.

"It is always a big responsibility to be captain of any football club, but for one which is so close to my heart gives that extra bit.

"I know what it entails and I know what is thought of me on and off the pitch. It's a new experience for myself and one which hopefully I can cherish and do the club proud."

Craig played for 65 minutes at The Cherry Red Records Stadium as Millwall came from a goal down to draw thanks to Sid Nelson's last-gasp header.

Next up is Saturday's trip to Stevenage after which The Lions face Portuguese side C.D. Tondela at The Den - the final friendly before League action gets underway on August 8th.

"There is a lot to do but let's not forget that it is pre-season at the end of the day," Craig added.

"The boys are still finding their feet like myself as I'm still a week and a half behind them.

"Shrewsbury is the main aim but we've got two games before that and every player wants to be involved. There will be a lot of good competition for places here."


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