Mariners in striker talks
By Simon Fudge & Jostein Jensen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Though The Mariners were unprepared to mention the player's name, local reports suggest that it could be former Rochdale hit-man Clive Platt.
Platt has been without a club since rejecting a deal to extend his stay at Spotland, having caused a bit of a stir late last month when he did a U-turn on a verbally agreed move to Bristol Rovers.
At the time, the 25-year-old stated he had instead agreed a deal with Notts County but having yet to put pen-to-paper on a new deal with any club, the chances of Platt being in talks with Grimsby remain a possibility.
Grimsby player-manager Paul Groves is also believed to be in talks with former Mariners goalkeeper Aidan Davison, who was released at the end of last season from First Division side Bradford City.
Groves is in need of an experienced custodian, having seen former number one Danny Coyne join Premiership newcomers Leicester City earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Grimsby look set to be forging ties with Norwegian second division side FF Lillehammer to exchange youth team players through the club's Study Support Centre.
The exchange project could begin as early as this autumn, with Lillehammer board member Stephen Dobson having been in Grimsby to discuss the project with Mariners officials.
The Leicester-born Dobson, who is a university instructor in Lillehammer, confirmed the discussions that have been taking place with the Blundell Park outfit.
"It's true that FFL (Lillehammer) plan to develop a co-operation with Grimsby Town," Dobson told the Norwegian Grimsby Town website.
"The contact that we will get is with the leader of a project called Education Support, that is a scheme for youths in the local community of the Grimsby area."