Mariners win Heslop chase
Grimsby have agreed to sign Barnsley midfielder Simon Heslop on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Last Updated: 02/08/08 11:28am
Grimsby Town have agreed a deal to sign Barnsley midfielder Simon Heslop on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
Heslop had been wanted by a string of League Two clubs after impressing during a loan spell at Halifax Town last season.
He trained with Rochdale recently, and was also wanted by Port Vale, but has accepted an initial three-month switch to Grimsby.
Mariners boss Alan Buckley told the club's official website: "He's only 21, so there's a lot of football in him.
"He's a decent footballer, as you would expect when he's been groomed by a club like Barnsley.
"The lad will come here, it will be with a view to a permanent deal. If we like the look of him and he likes the look of us, then we will pursue it further."