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Promotion push will 'test our character,' says Craig

16 March 2017

Lions skipper wary of a Bury backlash on Saturday

Millwall captain Tony Craig expects a searching examination when his side host relegation-battlers Bury on Saturday afternoon.

It took a dramatic fightback to leave Gigg Lane with all three points in November and the Lions skipper predicts an equally difficult test from a new-look Shakers side. 

"They have a new manager now and all the players will be looking to impress him," Craig told

"It will be a different kind of challenge for us because the new manager may have a different shape and philosophy in mind. We have to be strong and build on the good win against MK Dons in our last League match.

"We have eleven matches left to go this season and we have to treat everyone of them like a Cup final if we want to push for promotion to the Championship."

The defender was ever-present during The Lions 17 game unbeaten run and his recent heroics were recognised with a Sky Bet League One Player of the Month nomination.

"It's pleasing to receive the recognition and to know that people are seeing how you are performing," Craig added.

"But at the end of the day I am just interested in helping the team get promotion. That's our number one priority.

"These last matches will be a test of character for us. Luckily we have a near clean bill of health and that will keep us in good stead with the games coming thick and fast.

"We have strung some good results together recently and let's hope that continues when we host Bury this weekend."

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