George handed third Mariners trial
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Middlesbrough centre half had two previous spells on trial with The Mariners last season and appeared in a couple of reserve matches for the Division Two club.
George will join fellow trialists Laurens Ten Heuvel, Jason Crowe and Mike Edwards, as player-manager Paul Groves considers which players have done enough to earn deals with the club.
The Grimsby manager is still to clarify Ten Heuvel's situation with his club Sheffield United but admits he is struggling to get Oldham Athletic striker Clyde Wijnhard to come to Blundell Park for a trial.
"It's a case of speaking to Sheffield United and finding out what the situation is there," Groves told the club's official website.
"We need to have another look at him (in a pre-season friendly) against Middlesbrough.
"There's still no clarification really from Clyde (Wijnhard), we are still trying to make inroads to actually get him over to play in a game."
Two players that are unlikely to receive contract offers are the Italian duo of Alessandro Conticchio and Paolo Castellini.
The pair joined The Mariners for a trial from Serie B side Torino this week but both players have failed to impress Groves.
"It's difficult for the trialists to come in," added Groves.
"They're behind the other players in terms of fitness levels and it is probably a step above them.
"It will be very difficult for them to earn contracts here."