Martin Cranie given England U21 call
Pompey defender Martin Cranie has today become the first of what we hope will be a few players called up for England at various levels. This call has come at U21 level and not full level - the level at which we will be hoping to possibly have a few called up to shortly.
He made his competitive Pompey debut against United last night and had a very good 45 minutes before coming off at half time. His withdrawal was not a reflection of his performance at all and was merely a tactical move.
His connections to the club down the road will be hard for some to get past, but so long as he does the business, which he appeared to last night I could not care less where we got him. I had been impressed with him in pre season and his start last night bodes well for the future.
Harry Redknapp is tipping him to go all the way, his selection for the U21's is the first of hopefully many step along this journey.
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