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Gaz happy Craig move pays off
STEVEN Craig was rewarded for his desire to want to play for Wycombe Wanderers with his first goal in English football on Saturday.
Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth revealed after Craig's header won the League Two encounter with Southend United that he nearly missed out on signing the Scotsman from Partick Thistle in the summer.
The striker's goal celebration spoke volumes as he sprinted straight to the dugout to embrace his manager.
Ainsworth said: "Stevie came on trial in the summer and it was a no to start with, with finances, then back and forth with how much. Stevie Craig wanted to come to England and test himself and play in this country.
"I was willing to give him a chance. Stevie's made a lot of sacrifices to come down and play in England and I'm so pleased [with his goal]. He deserves it.
"He was an unknown. When I signed him a few eyebrows were raised but he's shown today what he's all about. He's battled and he's come up with a fantastic goal from a Richard Dobson set piece. Dobbo works tirelessly on his set plays and they are paying off.
"In the celebration he came over and jumped on me and high fived Dobbo and said, 'Richard Dobson corner'. I was really pleased everything went to plan.
"The celebration said it all. He's a warrior and he's what we are all about."
He added: "He works solidly in training. He's an old fashioned striker. When the ball comes in the box he's always a threat - even though he's only five foot nine or ten he can jump with the best of them and took his goal fantastically."
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