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On trial with the Blues

24 July 2013

Steven Craig says he was made to work hard for his Wanderers contract.

The 32-year-old, who penned a one-year deal on Monday, featured twice as a trialist in pre-season – against Havant & Waterlooville and Reading.

“It’s tough because you’re getting heavily scrutinised every session and every game,” Craig told Chairboys Player.

“I’ve been on a couple of trials before and you just have to try your best and hopefully you come out the right side.

“I had 14/15 seasons in Scotland and I just fancied a chance south of the border. I’ve had a couple of chances before when I could have come down, but I turned them down.

“From speaking to Gareth and the boys and having seen the facilities here, my mind was made up early doors.”

Craig added: “It’s been a bit hard to adjust because of the heat. Up in Scotland this is Spain weather for us!

“I’ve really enjoyed the games, especially the Reading one – it was good to pit your wits against an ex-Premier League team.”

13 times in 28 appearances for Partick Thistle last season as the Jags won the Scottish First Division title, and when asked to describe his style of play the former Ross County man replied:Craig scored

“I’m a good old-fashioned centre-forward and have a reasonable scoring record. I think that’s why Gaz has brought me to the club.

“I never set a (goal) target, just as many as I can. The boys have been great from day one when they introduced themselves. They’re a good bunch of boys and helped me settle in really well.

“There’s better facilities here than in Scotland and even the training ground is second to none and puts a lot of Scottish Premier League clubs to shame.”

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