Rovers have recently been linked with midfielder Ian Craney of Huddersfield Town who joined the Terriers last summer for £200,000 from Accrington Stanley. Used sparingly by Lee Clark after the departure of Stan Ternent, the man who brought Craney to the Galpharm Stadium, it is believed the 26 year-old may move on the cheap.
The general consensus of Huddersfield fans is that Craney is better off used as a substitute but given a run in the first team could see him become a key player.
“Craney is indifferent, he can be Championship quality sometimes and he’s got one of the better long range shots in this division. However, he can also be shocking and so frustrating to watch because you know he can do it. He seems to be better as a sub to be honest.”
“The lad (Craney) is very talented but he’s just too small. Good going forward and a quality finisher, he’d be an asset in most sides in this league but it’s just not happened for him since Clark took over.”
“He`s never really got too much of a look-in under Clark; he played more under Ternent and showed flashes of quality, scored some cracking goals too. Maybe if he gets regular first team football he would settle into a role. I think Tranmere would be the perfect place for him as he lives on that side of the Pennines.”
Another player heavily linked with Rovers is Darlington midfielder Jason Kennedy, who has also attracted attention from fellow League One sides Huddersfield, Carlisle and Hartlepool with his performances for the Quakers after making his loan move there permanent last summer.
At 22 years old, Kennedy definitely has his best years ahead of him and as Darlington are in administration, he may have to leave his club on a free transfer after possibly being released from his contract as a cost-cutting measure. He is highly thought of by Darlington fans and many would be sad to see him leave.
“He’s a great player! Young, talented, very good team player, puts in 100% every game and it shows. Can he play in League One? You bet he can! He outclassed every midfielder he came across in League Two.”
“Alot of teams want to get him so no surprise there. He has great long range shots and passing is sublime. As well as getting forward, he tracks back and puts 100% into every game. I`ll be sorry to see him go but I think it`s quite inevitable.”
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