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Blues Academy Player Of The Past

31 January 2018

This week's former Blues Academy graduate is Craig Calver...

Craig Tony Calver spent time in Ipswich Town’s youth set up before joining Blues’ Academy as a first-year scholar in 2009.

He scored 16 goals in 18 starts for Blues’ U18s and after just one season in the Academy he was called up into the first team by Steve Tilson, but he failed to make an impact in the starting line-up and in turn went in search for regular first team football.

AFC Sudbury signed Calver in the second half of the 2010/11 season and he went on to make nine appearances, scoring two goals before being snatched up by Yeovil Town.

Calver’s career looked to have changed as he started all but one of their pre-season matches and made his debut for the club against Notts County, but his run in the team didn’t last long as he was sent out on loan to Braintree Town where he made four appearances.

At the end of the season he was released by the Glovers after making just nine appearances.

After a short stint with Chelmsford City he joined Saffron Walden Town where he signed a two-year deal and played non-league football on a regular basis. Towards the end of his two-year deal he signed a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2017.

In January 2017 he joined Enfield Town and made six appearances in his half season, before signing a contract that will keep him at the club until the end of this season.


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