Craig: To play for Millwall was a dream come true

TONY Craig said “every time I put the shirt on was a magic moment” in his farewell interview before he left Millwall.

Craig, 32, had his contract terminated on Tuesday before he signed a deal with League One Bristol Rovers to begin the next chapter of his career.

He made his 300th Lions start against Rochdale last weekend, before his last involvement with the Millwall squad for the Championship clash with Derby on Tuesday night.

Craig was still a Millwall season-ticket holder when he made his debut for the club in April 2003.

He went on to make 322 appearances for his boyhood side.

“I’m very proud, to represent this club for so many years was a dream come through for me,” Craig told Millwall’s official website at The Den on Tuesday night.

“It’s fitting that we’re doing this interview in front of the Cold Blow Lane where I used to sit as a kid.

“To represent the club, be captain and play week-in, week-out…to have had that career is beyond my wildest dreams and I’ve loved every single moment of it.”

Craig scored on his second full appearance for Millwall, in a 2-0 win over Coventry, one of nine goals he got for the club.

“That’s certainly something which I will always remember,” he added. “It was against Coventry and I just remember it dropping and thankfully it went in.

“At the time I celebrated with my mates, they and myself still had the same season tickets in that stand. To go and celebrate with them was just a dream.

“Every time I put the shirt on was a magic moment.”

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John Kelly