Defender Jordan seals Morecambe move

Jordan Cranston (right) in action for Cheltenham Town against Chesterfield last season
Jordan Cranston (right) in action for Cheltenham Town against Chesterfield last season
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Morecambe have reinforced their defensive ranks with the signing of Jordan Cranston.

The 24-year-old joins the Shrimps on a one-year deal, having been released by Cheltenham Town at the end of last season after two years with the Robins.

The left-back, who will provide competition for Luke Conlan in that role, spent his early career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before playing for clubs including Nuneaton, Notts County, Lincoln City and Gateshead.

He joined Cheltenham for an undisclosed fee in January 2016 and helped them win promotion to the Football League.

“Jordan knows the level and has played a lot of league games for his age,” Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley told the club’s website.

“He is a good athlete who is good in defence and going forward and will bring valuable experience and depth to the squad.”

Cranston is the sixth new face to join the Shrimps over the summer, following on from the arrivals of Zak Mills, Rhys Oates, Jason Oswell, Andrew Tutte and James Sinclair.