Bristol news Former Rovers favourite Craig finds a new home in League Two MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The much-loved centre-back left the Mem this summer after two-and-a-half excellent years
Breaking News ! Bristol Rovers fans will be spared the pain of seeing Tony Craig line up against them next season after the veteran centre-back agreed a two-year contract at League Two side Crawley Town. Craig departed the Mem on June 30 following the expiration of his contract, with many supporters bemoaning his exit after two-and-a-half years of consistent service at the heart of the Gas defence. The 35-year-old will be reunited with former Millwall coach John Yems at the the Broadfield Stadium was one of four new signings announced on Saturday. Crawley had added former Gas playmaker Adam Matthews in July. Read More Related Articles Exclusive: Former Southend United and Northampton Town midfielder on trial with Bristol Rovers "Tony and I go back a long time from our days at Millwall, he brings an extreme amount of wealth and experience to the squad, he’s a good example to have around and he will fit in with the squad," Crawley head coach John Yems said. "I’m glad that we've done our business early.
." Rovers have subsequently made two outstanding additions at the back in Max Ehmer and Jack Baldwin, emphasising manager Ben Garner's new vision for the club but Craig's presence will still be missed.
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Having lived away from his family in south east London since arriving in north Bristol in February 2018, Craig's free transfer to Crawley gives him a base closer to home and his young family. Crawley finished 13th in League Two last season, 10 points outside the play-offs and Craig is the latest former Gas player to drop down a division. Along with Craig and Matthews, former captain Ollie Clarke and centre-back Rollin Menayese have moved to Mansfield, while Tom Nichols and Liam Sercombe are being lined up by Cheltenham Town.
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