Glovers snare new keeper
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Grimsby goalkeeper Stephen Mildenhall has agreed to join Yeovil Town.
Grimsby goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall has agreed to link-up with former boss Russell Slade at Yeovil Town.
Mildenhall arrived at Blundell Park at the start of last season after being released by Oldham and enjoyed an excellent campaign under the stewardship of Slade.
At the campaign's close Slade was appointed as Yeovil's new boss and he has wasted little time in raiding his old club for a player he clearly regards highly.
Mariners chairman John Fenty accepts that Mildenhall was well within his rights to move up a level but has reassured the club's supporters that an adequate replacement will be brought in.
"Ultimately, Steve wanted to play at a higher level and I think that has been a factor for him in making his decision," he told the club's official website.
"I think that Yeovil were the only club offering that prospect, although a few other League Two clubs were interested.
"We thank him for what he did for Grimsby Town last season. Irrespective of not winning promotion, he did well for us.
"We made Steve what I believe was a very good offer to stay and the main disappointment for us is that we weren't given a chance to discuss that further with him.
"We have a 'Plan B' and we are confident we will be able to bring in an excellent keeper of the same standard as Steve."