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Tony Craig

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

20/04/1985

Height

183 cm

Signed

04/07/2015

Country

England

Defender Tony Craig signed a two-year deal at Millwall in the summer of 2015 after his contract at Brentford was cancelled by mutual consent.

The move heralded TC's third spell at the club where he signed his first professional contract as a teenager.
 
Craig, who progressed through Millwall's youth system, made over 80 first-team appearances for The Lions before moving on to Crystal Palace in 2007.
 
However he returned to Millwall, initially on loan in 2008, before signing on a permanent basis that summer. He was part of The Lions team which won promotion from League One via the Play-Offs in 2010 and played almost 50 games in The Championship for Kenny Jackett's side before joining Brentford in June 2012. 

A whole-hearted and committed defender, TC can play at centre-half or left-back and was a pivotal figure for The Bees as they won promotion to the Championship and then just 12 months later in 2014/15, came within a whisker of reaching the Play-Off Finals. 

His first season back at The Den was a frustrating one, as a serious knee injury sustained making a trademark block in October 2015 kept him sidelined until making a late appearance as a sub in a 3-1 away win at Bury on 23rd April. An injury to Byron Webster in the warm-up before the Play-Off Final against Barnsley saw TC make his first senior start in seven months at Wembley - with barely 30 minutes' notice! 

That game unfortunately ended in defeat for The Lions, but the defender spearheaded the campaign to return to the national stadium 12 months later, making 59 appearances in a campaign that ended with the club taking the Sky Bet League One Play-Off winners crown courtesy of a 1-0 win over Bradford City.

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