MOORS WERE DELIGHTED TO TIE EX MORECAMBE DEFENDER JORDAN CRANSTON TO A TWO YEAR DEAL ON 07 AUGUST 2020.
Born in Wednesfield, Cranston was picked up by local Black Country giants Wolverhampton Wanderers and the left-back put pen to paper on his first professional contract in 2013.
Although Cranston never made his senior debut for Wolves and was loaned out to Nuneaton during his time on Molineux. Once his contract expired the fullback signed for Hednesford Town but he didn't stay long, returning to Nuneaton just a week later.
His time at the Liberty Way Ground was almost as brief and by the September, Cranston had signed for Notts County in the football league. He saw out the season with Notts, making nine appearances, but was on the move again that summer.
Gateshead was Cranston's next club before National League rivals Cheltenham Town poached him in January 2016. He enjoyed a successful spell with Town and his performances attracted the attention of League Two side Morecambe.
The Shrimps offered Cranston a two-year deal and a return to league football. Traditionally a defender, Cranston proved a real attacking threat for Morecambe, scoring four goals during the 2018/19 season - including a worldie away to Tranmere.
Collecting the ball deep, the left-back crashed in an absolute thunderbolt. It may have been a consolation goal but it was one to remember. No wonder Cranston collected the Goal of the Season award at Morecambe's end of season dinner.
Starring moments like that would surely have been key in making up Jimmy Shan's mind when he chose to sign Cranston in the summer of 2020.