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Cranston: My Confidence Is Sky High

19 September 2014

Jordan Cranston spoke to the media on Thursday and said that his confidence is sky high at the moment as he gets games under his belt.

Defender Cranston was speaking to the media ahead of our Sky Bet League 1 game against Oldham Athletic here at Meadow Lane on Saturday and he told the assembled journalists that he was delighted to have made the move to Notts County and was happy with his recent displays.

The 21-year-old said: "It’s been a good start for myself and for the team. Personally, my performances have been up to standard and hopefully I can keep myself in the team and put a good string of performances together.

“My confidence is sky high. At this age that I am now, I need to start playing games and putting a string of games together and hopefully I can help the team progress to the play-offs and hopefully we can do well."

When asked what type of player his Manager Shaun Derry wanted him to be, Cranston explained: “He wants me to be adventurous and still be a left-back at the same time. He wants me to be solid, stay in the back four and get some clean sheets together, but he still wants me to be the player I am, get some crosses in and produce goals for the team and that’s what I’m looking to do.

“That’s how it is in this era now, full-backs love to get forward, as you can see with Luke Shaw, as Manchester United are playing wing-backs now. For my first game I did play wing-back and it was a bit of a different test for me, but now I’m settling in well, playing my original position at left-back and hopefully I can stay there."

The youngster isn't getting carried away though, despite a strong start to life at Notts County, and just wants to focus on earning a longer-term deal at the club, having joined initially on a deal until January 2015, adding: “I’m not really thinking about the contract until the end of January, I’m just trying to get my performances right for the Manager and hopefully I can earn a longer contract.”

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