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Club News: Stephen Crainey Becomes Latics New Left Back

The club needed a new left back after the departure of Maynor Figueroa to Hull City a few weeks ago, and that man is 32 year old Stephen Crainey.

Ross Kinnaird

The very experience 32 year old player has become the second signing of what is going to be a very busy summer for Latics. The Scottish international defender who will link up with team mates Shaun Maloney and James McArthur is an excellent signing. The club needed a solid left sided played and Stephen Crainey fits the bill.

With over 214 games for Blackpool at Premier League and Championship level he adds a strong head to our back line with experience of playing in the second tier of English football, something we are missing in our defensive options.

Signing on a one year contract with what will be a small wage, sounds like good business to me, and indicates how good Owen Coyle is going to be when bringing in new players to the club.