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LEAGUE 2 LOWDOWN: GRIMSBY TOWN

26 June 2018

Our League Two lowdown continues with Grimsby Town, who finished 18th in Sky Bet League Two last season.

Who are ya?

The Lincolnshire club, who are actually based in the town of Cleethorpes, finished last season strongly, winning three of their final four league matches to finish well away from the relegation zone in 18th place.

Ins and Outs

Jordan Cook became manager Michael Jolley’s (pictured) fifth summer arrival this week, adding to the four he has already made since the transfer window opened.

Harry Davis, Louis Robles, Elliot Whitehouse and Alex Whitmore have all put pen to paper for the 2018/19 season.

In terms of departures, there were wholesale changes at Blundell Park, with 12 players being released. Striker Siriki Dembele is their only sale so far, leaving for Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

Pre-Season Plans

Grimsby will face two other Football League clubs at Blundell Park as they step up their preparations for the new season. Newly relegated Sunderland will make the trip to the Mariners on July 17th, before Doncaster Rovers do the same a week later.

They will also face local non-league side Cleethorpes Town as well as York City.

Previous Meetings

The Reds have a great record against Grimsby in the Football League, having never lost to Michael Jolley’s side. Last season, Crawley won 3-0 at the Checkatrade Stadium, with goals from Jimmy Smith, Karlan Ahearne-Grant and Enzio Boldewijn, and drew 0-0 at Blundell Park.

Town’s only defeat to Grimsby was in 2010, when the Mariners were one of only three teams to beat Crawley on the way to the Reds’ Blue Square Bet Premier title win. They won 1-0 on the opening day of that season.


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