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'We will be raring to go again' says Tony Craig

31 May 2016

Millwall skipper believes that the future is bright

The 2015/16 campaign may only just have finished, but club captain Tony Craig has already turned his thoughts to what he believes will be a 'bright' year ahead when the new season gets underway on Saturday 6th August.

Whilst Millwall's dream of making an instant return to the Championship were dashed in Sunday's Play-Off defeat to Barnsley, experienced centre-half TC, who was drafted in to the starting XI less than 30 minutes before kick-off due to Byron Webster getting injured in the warm-up, has high hopes next time around.

"It was a mad day for me personally," said TC. "One minute I was not involved, the next Webby gets injured and before I know it I am leading the team out at Wembley.

"To lose was hard to take; it has hurt everyone. It has been a good season for us but we just could not get over the final hurdle.

"For me personally, it was tough out there. It's been six, seven months since I played a full first team game which is a long, long time. Unfortunately as a team we just couldn't get the momentum going. It was a bad day."

However TC, who made his 240th start for The Lions at Wembley, is confident that the team can channel the disappointment of Sunday's defeat positively over the coming months.

"We've got a very good squad," he added. "There's good unity, good charisma and we've got some exceptional young talent here. The future is bright for the club. 

"We started this season with most of the talk being about us finishing mid-table and we proved a lot of people wrong.

"We will report back from our summer break on 1st July raring to go and looking forward to the new season."

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