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Morecambe sign Huddersfield pair

Ian Craney
Craney made 35 appearances for Huddersfield, scoring six goals

Morecambe have signed striker Phil Jevons and midfielder Ian Craney on season-long loan deals from League One side Huddersfield.

Jevons, 29, began his career with Everton, while Craney has made over 200 career appearances, including three spells with Accrington.

"The reputation the club's got swayed my decision to come here," Craney told BBC Radio Lancashire.

"Hopefully we can push on for promotion which I think we can do."

Jevons is equally positive about the move.

"Morecambe are one of the clubs who I think are on the up," said the Liverpool-born player.

"We've got the new stadium to look forward to, the chairman's ambitious and we've got a well-respected manager.

"I didn't just want to sit and do nothing for Huddersfield and just play in the reserves, because it's all about getting out there and playing league games.

"It might look to some people like I've dropped down, but I don't see it like that. I just see it as coming to a good family club that's well run and I'm ready to enjoy my football again."

And Craney revealed Morecambe have been keen on bringing him to Christie Park in the past.

"They twice tried to sign me," said the 27-year-old.

"The season I left for Accrington from Altrincham they tried to sign me then, but that never worked out.

"And last summer I think they placed a couple of bids with Accrington but unfortunately that was unsuccessful again and I went to Huddersfield.

"So there's always been a link there and that's one of the reasons why I wanted to come."



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