Russell Crane may not be a familiar name to younger Cambridge United fans, but he was a star at the Abbey for almost two decades in the 1940s and 1950s.
Crane will hope to see United do the job tomorrow and he will notably become the first former U's player to take advantage of the audio descriptive commentary service offered at the Abbey for visually-impaired fans.
Nick Parker, the service co-ordinator, said: "He's the first ex-player we've had which is rather nice, and it's a good example of why we're there to help people with another dimension. Hopefully, he'll enjoy it and come again."
Parker said while the service, which is offered to both home and away supporters, had proved successful, there was always a need for more people to take up the commentary role, for which full training is provided.
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Making his debut at the age of just 15 in 1941, Crane went on to play more than 400 games for United at inside-forward, scoring more than 160 goals before calling it a day in 1959.
He is the only United player to have featured in five different leagues for the club – East Anglian during the wartime era, Cambridgeshire, United Counties, Eastern Counties and Southern.
And Crane will be back at the Abbey for tomorrow's home game against Northampton Town as a special guest of the people behind the United online museum, 100 Years of Coconuts.
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