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Crane Looks Ahead To Rushall Challenge

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Dan Crane says he is pleased to be joining Rushall Olympic after hearing good things about the club writes Tom Feaheny.

The experienced keeper left fellow Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division rivals Hednesford Town but was quickly snapped up by Wayne Thomas’s team. Speaking about his thoughts on the move Crane said.

“I am really pleased it’s obviously a club I know well from playing against them. I have spoken to a few people and they have all told me what a great club it is run by good people. Once I had spoke to the management team it was a very easy decision I was looking for a new challenge and this was perfect.

“I’m not big on setting individual goals its all about the team. I will be looking to keep as many clean sheets as possible and helping the team in any way can.”

Crane has been at clubs including West Bromwich Albion, Burton Albion, Corby Town, Solihull Moors as well and speaking about his experience the keeper said.
“Experience is always important at any level of football you always need experienced players in your squad.
The manager brings a massive amount of experience too. I will just be looking to help any younger players that may have not played at this level, this can be done in lots of different ways.”
It was his previous club at Hednesford, where he became a popular and reliable last line of defence, he admitted to being at odds with leaving.
“It was strange leaving Hednesford after playing nearly 350 games, the new manager had a different view on my position at the club, I’m only 33 and still have a massive desire to play, I left looking for a new exciting challenge and that’s exactly what I have found at Rushall, I am very really looking forward to getting started.”

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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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