Town announce signing of young winger Crane

Ross Crane will join Ipswich Town in July. Picture: NEIL DADY

Ross Crane will join Ipswich Town in July. Picture: NEIL DADY - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Town have agreed a deal to sign teenage winger Ross Crane.

Ross Crane prepares to take a corner, during this afternoon's Isthmian League North clash at Ram Mea

Ross Crane prepares to take a corner, during this afternoon's Isthmian League North clash at Ram Meadow. Picture: CARL MARSTON - Credit: Archant

The youngster will join from Bury Town in July, having played for the Bostik North side last season.

The 17-year-old came through the AFC Sudbury academy and has also spent time with the Blues’ academy in the past, but will now link up with the club on a two-year contract.

Crane is left-sided winger and has impressed both academy chief Bryan Klug as well as former Town striker Alan Lee, who is on the board at Bury.

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“He’s raw and is learning the game but we will give him the platform to develop as a footballer.”

Town have a good relationship with Bury, with a string of players including current first-teamer Jack Lankester spending time on loan at the non-league club.

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