27. Craig Tanner

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Having moved north to join the Steelmen versatile attacking midfielder Craig Tanner has brought both guile and goals to Motherwell.

A product of the Reading youth academy Craig was attached to the Royals from the age of eight going on to sign his first professional contract in 2011.

Tanner enjoyed a memorable senior debut against Newport County in the English League Cup on 12 August ’14. Coming off the bench in the dying minutes of the match within seconds he had found the net to put the seal on a 3-1 win.

Craig’s promise earned him a new two year contract and he completed his first season in senior football on loan at AFC Wimbledon in League Two.

August 2015 saw Craig move on loan to Plymouth Argyle and would begin a two year association with the Pilgrims.

An initial six month loan deal would soon be extended to the end of season 15’16 and similarly when Tanner returned to Argyle a year later, a six month deal would again be extended to cover the whole of the 16’17 campaign.

Craig enjoyed a successful time under Derek Adams helping Argyle reach the League Two Play-Off Final at Wembley in 2016. The following season Plymouth went one better winning automatic promotion and also running Liverpool narrowly in the FA Cup.

Tanner’s performances were enough to tempt Stephen Robinson to make him one of his earliest signings as he sought to rebuild his Motherwell squad.

The creative Englishman started his ‘Well career in fine fashion with a debut goal in Motherwell’s 5-1 Betfred League Cup victory over Queen’s Park at Hampden Park and he has built on that early promise by chipping in with several goals assists throughout the opening months of his first season in claret and amber.

Craig has also inherited penalty taking duties following the departure of Louis Moult to Preston North End.

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