Ryan Craig Signs on at the Candy

1920 TV caught up with yet another new signing, as Ryan Craig signed on the dotted line.

The former Greenock midfielder, joins Phil Toye who also swapped the red for the Green this summer. Despite a poor season, team wise, Craig was prolific, smashing in an impressive 13 goals from midfield.

“Started when a was younger, i played for my local boys club Old Kilpatrick and then Glen Lusset. I had a spell at  Morton, in the pro youths for 3 seasons which was then followed by a season full time with Clyde. Once I left there, I went back and played with Knightswood 21s, before signing for Petershill and then onto Greenock. I decided to drop out of the juniors for a season and played for St Josephs in the amateurs. Finally after (Stevie) Mooney and (Stevie) Dallas took over at Greenock last season, they asked me back down.”

“My favourite position is in the middle of the park, whether it’s behind the striker or playing as a two in the centre. I also don’t mind playing out wide if needs be, I consider my strengths to be getting on the ball and making things happen, creating chances for my team mates and also pitching in with goals myself and I’ve been told a have a no bad delivery and strike from set-pieces!”

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“I had a few offers and was close to staying at Greenock as my good mate, Colzo, is still there but after a spoke to Boxer and then Andy on the 1st night, an even spoke to a few friends like Dallas and Mooney, both who have been in the junior games for years, I felt this was the right move, to help the club go one step further than last season and win this league Which i feel, with the squad wee have, were are more than capable of doing”

“Boxer is a genuine guy to have around helps out in anyway he can. He’s a humble person but not afraid to speak his mind as many at Greenock and other rivals found out, he’s had great life experience and understands the players. It wasn’t easy at Greenock during the league campaign but his character alone could lift players spirits, he always wants to win .He knows the Candy are winners, he always said they play attractive football because he always watched the games on 1920TV , but don’t let him know I said that!”

“My aim for the club is to win the league , first and foremost that’s got to be our priority to get out of this league and with 3 teams getting promoted there will be a few teams that will fancy there chances! My own personal ambition is to get in the team show the gaffer what i can do and hopefully help the team as much as a can by creating chances and scoring goals……..#MONTHECANDY!!”

A massive welcome to Ryan and good luck for the season ahead.

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