The People says Crainey is poised to join the Robins on a free transfer.
Scotland international Crainey has not agreed terms with the Seasiders and will quit Bloomfield Road whether or not they beat the drop.
Crainey is wanted by flush City, who are prepared to pay him more than he is on in the top flight with Ian Holloway's club. The much-travelled defender was hoping to stay in the Premier League - but the offer from Ashton Gate may be too good for him to refuse.
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