| Preston, England|
Raith Rovers F.C.
| Preston North End|
| (1991-03-28) 28 March 1991 (age 24)|
7 (Partick Thistle F.C. / Midfielder)
James Craigen (footballer) Wikipedia
James Craigen (born 28 March 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Championship club Falkirk. He started his career at Preston North End, where he spent 10 years as a youth player. He was also part of the Edinburgh University team; the university which he was a student at. He then made the leap from junior football to Scotland's second tier, joining Scottish First Division club Partick Thistle where, against Greenock Morton, he scored the decisive goal that sealed Thistle's promotion to the Scottish Premiership. He has also spent time on loan at Forfar Athletic, and after leaving Partick Thistle, had a season with Raith Rovers.
Craigen played for the Edinburgh University football side, while concentrating on his academic studies. He also turned out for the Scottish University side when they won the BUCS Home Nations Tournament. Craigen was selected for the Great Britain University side at the 2011 Student Games in Japan, where the team finished runners-up.
Craigen signed for Partick Thistle at the start of the 2012–13 Season, whilst also completing his final year at university. He joined Forfar Athletic on loan in October 2012, and returned to Thistle in early 2013. He scored twice during his loan period.
On his return to Partick Thistle, Craigen established himself in the starting eleven during the title run-in. He scored the only goal in a 1–0 victory at home to Morton in April 2013, a victory that essentially secured the league title for Partick Thistle.
In May 2015, Craigen was named as one of the players that would be released by Partick Thistle at the end of the 2014–15 season.
Craigen signed for Scottish Championship side Raith Rovers on 26 June 2015.
On 10 March 2016, Craigen signed a pre contract deal with fellow Scottish Championship side Falkirk.