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Grimsby Town FC Player Profiles

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UPDATED 04:24 16th July 2012

Captain and centre midfielder Craig Disley initially joined the Mariners in the summer of 2011 and has brought both experience and vital goals to the side since his arrival. 

Born in Nottinghamshire, Craig came through the youth team at Mansfield Town and made his professional debut way back in September 1999 against Shrewsbury Town. He spent five there and was part of a side that won promotion to League One under former Town assistant and youth team boss Stewart Watkiss in 2002.

Craig joined Bristol Rovers in 2004, also helping that club win promotion to League One in his time there and playing with current Liverpool and England striker Ricky Lambert. 

Following five years at Rovers, he joined Shrewsbury Town in 2009 but following an injury hit couple of seasons there, he signed for Town on 24 June 2011, initially on a two year deal.

After making his debut against Fleetwood Town on  August 2011, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 defeat to York City on 15 October 2011 with just four minutes of the game gone.

He soon became a fan favourite with his performances and was awarded the captaincy at the beginning of his second season, leading the club out at Wembley in 2013 for the FA Trophy Final against Wrexham before signing a new one-year deal in May 2014.   

The experienced midfielder has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club and after was the club’s second top scorer in the 2013-2014 season with 12 goals. 

Craig signed a new one-year deal with the club during the summer of 2016.