Middlesbrough move for Huddersfield's Cranie

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is challenged by Martin Cranie of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29,...

HITC Sport understands Huddersfield Town defender Martin Cranie is set to join Middlesbrough.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal is challenged by Martin Cranie of Huddersfield Town during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Huddersfield Town at Emirates Stadium on November 29,...

Middlesbrough are trying to beat the transfer deadline to sign Huddersfield Town defender Martin Cranie, HITC Sport understands.

Cranie has been well down the pecking order at Huddersfield since they won promotion to the Premier League.

The 31-year-old has only made three Premier League appearances for Huddersfield this season and Terriers boss David Wagner is willing to let the versatile defender to move on to pastures new.

Cranie joined Huddersfield in July 2015 following his release by Barnsley and helped the club win promotion to the Premier League last season.

West Bromwich Albion's Welsh head coach Tony Pulis looks on before the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns stadium in...

Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis has moved late to agree a deal for the former Portsmouth defender as he looks to bolster his defensive options at the Riverside.

Cranie, who can play anywhere across the backline, will provide valuable experience to the Middlesbrough defence as they look to make a push for promotion back to the Premier League.

The former England Under-21 international has made over 350 appearances in his career during spells at Southampton, Portsmouth Coventry City, Barnsley and Huddersfield.

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