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"We're all in it together," states Craig

10 May 2017

"Wembley is a place for winners," says the captain

Millwall captain Tony Craig has outlined the "strength" and "character" in the camp as The Lions begin to look forward to the Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final against Bradford City at Wembley Stadium on 20th May (kick-off 3pm).

The Lions dug deep at Glanford Park last Sunday night, advancing to the showpiece occasion with a gutsy 3-2 win over Scunthorpe United in the Semi-Final second leg - and Craig called on "a fantastic group of lads" to be winners at Wembley.

Looking back on last weekend's pulsating clash, the captain said: "It was a hard game from the first minute to the last. We're so grateful and thankful that we got over the line.

"It was important, firstly, not to lose the home leg. We performed very well and that allowed us to go Glanford Park with confidence. I thought we were the better team throughout.

"They caught us with a sucker punch to open the scoring, but we kept calm and stuck to the gameplan and tactics."

Craig was heavily involved in perhaps the most important moment of the match - he provided an inch-perfect cross for Steve Morison to head home the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

"The equalising goal just before half-time was important," he added. "Steve has had an excellent season, popping up with important goals - and he's done it again.

"It was nice to be involved in the goal with an assist, but the most important thing is that we got through the game and that we can now look forward to another visit to Wembley.

"We had to dig deep in the last six or seven minutes, but that showed the strength and character among the ranks. We're all in it together."

The captain also looked ahead to the Final, saying: "There's a fantastic group of lads here. We know that Bradford City are a very good side. We've had two tough games and two draws against them already this season.

"I'm very privileged to have played at Wembley many times - it's a great occasion for me, my family and everyone. But, it's a place for winners."

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