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Craig Bryson

Craig James Bryson (born 6 November 1986 in Rutherglen) is a Scotland Association football midfielder who plays for Football League Championship side Derby County F.C.. Craig Bryson plays as a midfielder and describes himself as a "Midfielder .22Box-to-box.22_midfielder, who will always give 100% for the team."

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Craig Bryson biography


Craig James Bryson (born 6 November 1986 in Rutherglen) is a Scotland Association football midfielder who plays for Football League Championship side Derby County F.C.. Craig Bryson plays as a midfielder and describes himself as a "Midfielder .22Box-to-box.22_midfielder, who will always give 100% for the team."

Career

Clyde

Bryson signed a professional contract with Clyde F.C. at the beginning of 2003-04 in Scottish football, though Craig Bryson didn't make a first team appearance, and was loaned out to junior outfit East Kilbride Thistle F.C. for the latter part of the season. Craig Bryson made a big impression in Craig Bryson time at East Kilbrige, winning the club's Young Player of the Year award. Bryson made Craig Bryson first team debut for Clyde in a Scottish Football League First Division match against Raith Rovers F.C. on 14 August 2004, and scored a goal after 4 minutes, in a match Clyde won 3–2. Craig Bryson was rewarded with a new contract in November 2004. In February 2004, Bryson scored in a 2–1 victory over Ross County F.C. in a Scottish Cup replay, which set up a quarter-final tie against Celtic F.C., the team Craig Bryson supported as a boy. Bryson started against Celtic, and thought Craig Bryson had scored after hitting the back of the net from a long range strike, but this goal was controversially ruled out after the referee had blown Craig Bryson whistle to award a free kick to Clyde. Celtic went on to win 5–0. Bryson continued Craig Bryson good form over the season, winning Craig Bryson Clyde's Young Player of the Year Award for 2004-05 in Scottish football.

During 2005-06 in Scottish football, Bryson scored goals against both halves of the Old Firm. In September 2005, Craig Bryson scored Clyde's equalising goal against Rangers F.C. in a Scottish League Cup tie at Ibrox Stadium, in a 5–2 extra time defeat. In January 2006, Bryson scored the opener in the famous 2–1 Scottish Cup win over Celtic F.C., the game in which Roy Keane made Craig Bryson Celtic debut. Craig Bryson was then linked with moves to Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur F.C., and was called up to the Scotland national under-21 football team side.

In October 2006, Bryson scored in a 3–1 victory over Greenock Morton F.C. in a Scottish Challenge Cup semi-final, which sent Clyde to their first major final in 48 years. Bryson started the 2006 Scottish Challenge Cup Final the following month against Ross County, which Clyde lost on penalties. Bryson, along with club-mate Neil McGregor, was selected in the SPFA First Division Team of 2006-07 in Scottish football. Bryson's contract expired at the end of the season, and in January 2007, Billy Davies, then-manager of Craig Bryson future club Derby County, took Craig Bryson on a week's trial. However, Davies decided not to sign Craig Bryson permanently and Bryson left Clyde at the end of the 2006–07 season, having made 114 overall appearances, scoring 12 goals.

Kilmarnock

Bryson signed for Kilmarnock F.C. in July 2007. Craig Bryson scored Craig Bryson first goals for the club in a 3–1 victory against Aberdeen F.C.. During 2008, Bryson established himself as an important first team player, and Craig Bryson was rewarded during December 2008 with an extension to Craig Bryson contract that ran until the summer of 2013.

Derby County

On June 4, 2011, it was confirmed that Kilmarnock and Derby County F.C. had agreed a fee and the player signed for Derby on June 9, 2011 following the reopening of the transfer window, the fee was speculated to be £350,000, rising to £450,000 after add on clauses. Bryson made a strong start to Craig Bryson Derby career, despite a pre-season disrupted by injury, scoring the winner with Craig Bryson first Derby goal in a 1-0 victory at Blackpool F.C. and helping the side to four straight victories from opening day - the club's best season start for 106 years. Craig Bryson scored Craig Bryson first goal at Pride Park Stadium in a 3-0 victory over Millwall F.C.. Derby enjoyed a fine first quarter to the season and found themselves 4th in the table, with manager Nigel Clough singling Bryson as the top performer of the season so far. which also saw Craig Bryson named in the Championship team of the week. Craig Bryson scored once more against Bristol City F.C. in a 2-1 win for Derby, tapping in from close range.

Honours

Clyde FC

Scottish Challenge Cup Runners up. 2006-07 in Scottish football

Scottish First Division Runners up. 2002-03 in Scottish football 2003-04 in Scottish football

International career

Bryson was capped by Scotland national football team at U19 & U21 level.

Craig Bryson made Craig Bryson full international debut as a second half substitute on 16 November 2010 against Faroe Islands at Pittodrie.

References


Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Bryson

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