Exclusive: Millwall defender in contract talks

Tony Craig is in talks over a new Millwall contract – with boss Neil Harris saying the club captain has plenty left in the playing tank.

The 32-year-old has played 312 matches for the Lions and skippered them in Saturday’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Barnsley.

Craig, who had a testimonial against former club Brentford at the start of last season, is out of contract at the end of June.

But Harris said: “Tony is in discussions with the club regarding extending his stay and that has been very positive.

“He has been a big part of our success while I’ve been here. When you talk about experienced players it is not always about what they are doing on the pitch – it is their role in the dressing room and within the club.

“Tony showed his quality as a player on Saturday against Barnsley, but he also has so many other qualities surrounding that as well.

“Tony is a player I’d like to keep going into next season. Talks will be ongoing throughout the window.

“He has got years left in him playing. Let’s not forget he played 50 games last season and captained the side at Wembley.

“I’d put him in the same realms as Steve Morison and Paul Robinson – top Millwall players with great characteristics – to be good coaches and managers in the future. Tony falls into that bracket. But, just like with Steve, he still has a lot of football life in his legs. He is part of a big future for the club.”