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Craner Set For £150,000 Move

Craner Set For   £150,000 Move

Swansea City have completed the loan signing of highly-rated midfielder Ian Craney from Accrington Stanley on the loan deadline day.

And the move looks set to be made permanant in January in deal worth �150,000.

The 24 year-old has completed a medical and joins the squad on Friday in time for Sunday's match at home to Bristol City.

Kenny Jackett said: 'The loan will run until the end of December,''

'We are keen to make the loan deal permanent and we have already discussed this with Accrington.

'We will progress the matter further when the transfer window opens on January 1.

'He is a strong ball-playing midfielder who can also play as a striker. The fact that he has such a good coalscoring record proves that.''


He is a consistent goal scorer, scoring 28 goals in 86 appearances for the League 2 side.

Their chief executive was dissapointed to see him go out on loan and he said: 'We are absolutely gutted to lose Ian in the loan deal, but unfortunately a clause in his contract allows him to talk to other clubs if certain conditions are met - and Swansea have met those conditions.

'We did try to convince Ian to stay here at Accrington at least for the time being, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

'The deal is only until January so we shall see what happens then. In the meantime Ian has been a great player for us and we wish him all the best.'


Craney said he was delighted with the move: "I fee like a kid at Christmas. Coming to Swansea is a great opportunity for me and I'm absolutely over the moon.

"I got promoted into the Football League with Accrington last season and now I want more success at Swansea."


Jackett added: "Basically he's a central midfield player who can play up front,"

"He has a good goalscoring record from both positions, is a ball player and also has a strong physique. At 24, I feel he is one for the future.

"He has come up the hard way through non-league football and has only been a league player for the last few months.

"But (chief scout) Kevin Reeves has watched him with myself and we're pleased to add him to our squad.

"He has a lot of hunger and desire and will be looking to improve with us. That's something I like in a player."


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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Thursday November 23 2006
Time: 1:49PM

Comments

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Are Accrington allowing him to go only because they can't afford his wages or something?? You'd expect them to play him week in week out.
getintoem
23/11/2006 14:47:00
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hes probably got a minimum release clause in his contract or summin.
bdazzler1
23/11/2006 17:20:00
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The way the Accrington chairman tells it I think you're spot on bdazzler. We've done to them what Hull did to us with Ricketts.
Jobcentrejack
24/11/2006 15:38:00
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He looks like a good prospect judging from his performance against Bristol C. He did well.
KevinE
26/11/2006 21:45:00
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