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Craigan is relishing a new challenge at Motherwell

By Staff Reporter

Former Northern Ireland skipper Stephen Craigan says he's honoured to be returning to his old club Motherwell as Under 20 manager.

The former Fir Park captain played 379 times for the club over two spells before retiring in 2012 after leading the side to a Champions League place.

Craigan amassed 54 Northern Ireland caps, 52 of which were gained while a Motherwell player, a record that is unlikely to ever be surpassed.

Craigan, who is also Northern Ireland Under 19 coach, said: "It's an honour and a privilege to return to Motherwell for a third time and I am very much looking forward to the challenge of working with the Under 20 side.

"Motherwell, from the outside looking in, seem to be a club very much on the up. The new people involved are breathing freshness back into things and there appears to be an excitement about the new season ahead.

"The decision to return to Fir Park was an easy one to make."

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