Date: 22nd July 2015 at 10:11am
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Defender Tony Craig has said that being named Millwall skipper for the coming League One 2015-16 campaign is an honour that he will forever cherish.

Having already made in excess of 230 appearances for the club before he departed for Brentford and then re-arrived from them earlier this summer, the 30 year old told the official site that having been named as captain by manager Neil Harris was something he will truly cherish and he now intends to do the club proud in the role.

Harris made his decision ahead of the Wimbledon friendly last weekend.

‘I feel very happy. 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.’

Following his experience in the game and as vice skipper in former years he goes on to say that he knows completely what the role entails and what his job is off the pitch with the captaincy and with a young group at our core now, whilst it will be a new experience for him, it’s one he hopes and believes he can do himself and the club proud in.

With the pre season friendlies now ticking by and a trip this weekend to Stevenage before the hosting of C.D. Tondela at The Den, Craig admits the hard work is far from done but everything is with a mind to the Shrewsbury opener on August 8.

‘There is a lot to do but let’s not forget that it is pre-season at the end of the day. 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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