Vision of Brentford boss convinced Craig to leave Millwall

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TONY Craig has revealed that the vision set out by Brentford manager Uwe Rösler convinced him to leave Millwall.

The 27-year-old signed a three-year deal with the League One club on Friday after Lions boss Kenny Jackett accepted an undisclosed bid for the defender.

And Craig said the persistence of Bees boss Rösler had a major bearing on his decision to quit The Den.

"I'd spent eight years at Millwall but the time came for a new challenge and I'm glad it will be at Brentford," he told Bees Player.

"Over the summer my agent got in touch with the manager Uwe Rösler and as soon as I spoke to him on the phone I knew this was the place I wanted to come.

"We had several conversations and every time I spoke to him, I could tell he wanted me and that meant a lot. He sold the club to me very well. With the plans for a new stadium in place, there's only one direction this club is heading and that's upwards.

"I've come here to get Brentford in the Championship because I don't want to spend too long in this division."



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