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Ex-skipper Danny Craggs rejoins Consett as they prepare to make Northern Premier League bow

Consett AFC are delighted to announce that former skipper Danny Craggs has agreed to rejoin the club for the 2022-23 season.

Danny, 37, left Shildon at the end of last season after spending the last three years at Dean Street.

This will be his third spell with his hometown club, and he will be looking to add to his 257 appearances and 89 goals, which puts him 8th in our list of all-time goalscorers.

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Danny Craggs shows his passion during his last spell at Consett. Pic: Gary Welford.

He was part of the Consett squad who were Northern League runners-up in 2010-11 before leaving for Dunston, where he won the FA Vase in 2013.

He returned in October 2014 and was Players’ Player of the Year and joint Committee Player of the Year in 2015-16.

Known for his setpiece prowess, Danny captained Consett to their first trophy in 11 years, the Durham Challenge Cup, in 2017-18.

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Danny Craggs lifts the Durham Challenge Cup as Consett skipper in 2018. Pic: Gary Welford.

He has also played for Tow Law and Esh Winning in the Northern League, as well as Shildon in the Northern League and Northern Premier League.

Manager Andy Coyles said: “I haven’t worked with Danny before, but I know his connections to the club and he has been very impressive in training.

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Danny Craggs scores from a free-kick against North Shields back in 2018. Pic: Gary Welford.

“His fitness levels are good, as a past captain of the club he’s obviously the right sort of character, and he’s already encouraging the younger members of the squad.

“He also spent last season in the Northern Premier League with Shildon, so he has experience of the level we’re stepping up to, which will be invaluable.”

Danny is our eighth signing of the summer as we prepare to move up to Step 5 for the first time in the club’s history. He follows newcomers Zak Atkinson, Callum Elliott, Declan Bisset, Adam Mitchell, Cyril Giraud, Kieren Aplin and Mark Foden, as well as new assistant manager Richie Hill.

Gary Welford