|Name Craig Moore|
|Squad number 22|
|Height 5′ 8″|
|Weight 11st 1lbs|
|Born August 16, 1994|
An emerging talent in the Motherwell squad is young striker Craig Moore.
A product of the renowned Motherwell youth set-up, Craig was a regular in Jonathan Johansson’s Under 20 side last during 12’13 before really coming to prominence in a loan spell with Cowdenbeath.
Joining the Blue Brazil in January 2013 on an initial one month deal, he made his senior debut coming off the bench in the Fife derby as Cowdenbeath drew 1-1 with Raith Rovers on 23 February.
Scoring in each of his first four starts, Moore performed to such a level that Colin Cameron was desperate to keep the striker until the end of the season.
By the close of the campaign, Craig had found the net 7 times in 11 starts and one substitute appearance.
Indeed that record would have been even more prolific but for the abandonment of a game where Craig had netted twice against eventual League winners Partick Thistle.
He would be named the SFL’s Young Player of the Month for March, such was his run of form.
Shortly after, Craig signed an extended contract with Motherwell seeing him tied to the club until the summer of 2015.
Moore’s first team involvement with Motherwell had been restricted to pre-season friendlies and as an unused substitute in Motherwell’s 2-1 win over Dundee Utd at Tannadice in November 2012 before he eventually made his debut for the Steelmen in August 2013 as a second half substitute for in the Europa League 2nd leg clash with Russian cracks FC Kuban Krasnodar.
Finding the net consistently in the U20′s Moore’s strike-rate was too good for Stuart McCall for ignore and he played an increasingly prominent role in the first team, not least when he netted a sensational strike against Hearts, seconds after coming off the bench, and when gaining his first top flight start in Motherwell’s 2-0 win over Kilmarnock in November 2013.
A solid debut season in the ‘Well first team ended in disappointment for Moore however when he ruptured his cruciate knee ligament at with just seconds remaining of the penultimate match of the season against Inverness. An injury that will see the striker on the sidelines until late 2014 at least.
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