Date: 19th August 2008 at 12:28pm
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FORMER Accrington Stanley midfielder Ian Craney this morning told of how a move back to League One to play for Huddersfield Town was an offer too good to turn down.

Craney, 26, last night joined the Terriers on a three year contract at The Galpharm Stadium after completing his medical after the two clubs agreed on a fee that will rise to above £150,000.

The midfield dynamo joined Accrington for the first time in 2004, as he signed from Altrincham for a fee of just over £17,000 and left three years later in 2007 to join Swansea for £150,000.

However after just a year at the Liberty Stadium followed and the midfielder rejoined the Fraser Eagle Stadium outfit on loan before completing a club record £85,000 move back to East Lancashire.

But now former Burnley manager Stan Ternent has completed the signing of Craney, who scored the first of Stanley’s two goals on Saturday afternoon as the Reds beat Port Vale 2-0.

‘I only heard about it on Sunday but it was too good a move to turn down – to play in League One again,’ said Craney speaking to the Accrington Observer.

‘I wasn’t looking to move – I had signed a three year deal at Accrington, hoping to have a good season there – but obviously Huddersfield came in for me.

‘I can’t wait to meet all the lads and get going now but I want to thank everyone at Accrington for their support. I will miss everyone there.’

He will join former Accrington employees Gary Roberts who left the Fraser Eagle Stadium in 2006 to join Ipswich Town. Roberts recently joined Huddersfield also on a three year deal, and former Stanley physio Ian Liversedge is also now at the Galpharm.