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Cranie desperate for win over his hometown club

By Doug O'Kane, Sports Editor Friday 13th December 2013
Martin Cranie

Reds skipper Martin Cranie has branded tomorrow's match against his hometown club Yeovil Town a 'must win game.'


The 27-year-old centre-back was born and raised in Yeovil and used to watch them when they were a non-league club. He played 12 games for the Somerset club on loan from Southampton in the 2006-07 season and is still close friends with Glovers' assistant boss Terry Skiverton.


He told the Chronicle: "A lot of my family and friends will be there on Saturday. Yeovil have done brilliantly with the promotions they have got. They have not done too badly in their first season in the Championship. It's nice to see them doing well but obviously we are looking to beat them.

"We should have beaten Sheffield Wednesday and Doncaster at home but we have to win this one."


Cranie says he was 'absolutely gutted' to see David Flitcroft get sacked and added: "No one wanted to see him go but managers leave sometimes. It is our fault as players. We didn't get enough points."