Norwich City youth team trio Phil Smith,
James Paterson and Craig Bussens joined
Cambridge Regional College in May 2006. Cambridge Regional College
is the name of the team to be run as Cambridge United's youth
team but comprising staff and scholars from Cambridge City. Cambridge
Regional College will play in the Ridgeons League
After impressing for the CRC side, including a FA Youth Cup win
at Crewe, Craig was offered a professional contract with Cambridge
United at the end of the 2007/8 season.
In mid-September 2008, Craig signed for AFC Sudbury on a loan
until January 2009 in order to gain first team experience. Sudbury
manager Nicky Smith said ""I believe in giving youth
a chance. He did well on his debut, and he is eager to get games
under his belt at a decent level."
On 3rd July 2009 Craig, along with former Canary starlets Andrew
Fisk and Adam Smith, and ex-Ipswich
youngster Chris Bond signed for Ryman League newboys Lowestoft
who had already recruited Matt
Halliday and Greg Crane to their cause.
At the beginning of 2011, Craig was loaned to Dereham.
After a spell with Norwich United, he joined Needham Market in
September 2011. He then rejoined AFC Sudbury in June 2012.
Returning to Dereham, he helped them win the Thurlow Nunn Eastern
Counties Leauge title in 2012/13, winning a place in the Ryman
League for 2013/14. He had made 37 appearances.
He subsequently moved to Wroxham