AFC Fylde sign defender Jordan Cranston from Solihull Moors

AFC Fylde have announced defender Jordan Cranston as their third new signing of the summer.

By Andy Moore
Monday, 20th June 2022, 12:41 pm

The 28-year-old will join the Coasters when his contract with National League club Solihull Moors expires.

The Welshman has signed a one-year deal with the option of a second and the Coasters claim to have beaten several clubs in non-league's top tier to his signature.

Having started his professional career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, left-back Cranston made his EFL debut with Notts County in 2014 before helping Cheltenham Town win promotion to the League.

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AFC Fylde's latest signing Jordan Cranston Picture: AFC FYLDE

Cranston made 60 League Two appearances during his two-and-a-half years with the Robins (2016-18) before adding almost the same number over two seasons at Morecambe.

Having also had stints in non-league with Nuneaton Town, Lincoln City and Gateshead, Cranston has spent the past two seasons at Solihull Moors, making 62 National League appearances.

He was released after last season's play-off final defeat by Grimsby Town, in which he did not play.

Cranston follows Connor Barrett and Joe Rowley to Fylde this summer and boss Rowe said: “Jordan’s adaptability to play different roles in the team is crucial for any side in the National League pyramid.

“Players that have won titles can add know-how in the changing room, and his strong character will be pivotal in ours.”

Cranston told the club website: “I’m delighted to get it sorted. It’s been a quick turnaround from last season but I’m glad to get everything done so quickly.

“With the infrastructure, manager and ambition to get back in the National League, which is one of my aims, we need to kick on when we return for pre-season and achieve that promotion.”