THE Mariners have finally got their man with Ross Hannah agreeing to join the club on a two and a half year deal.
Having completed a successful loan spell with the club the Bradford striker returned to Valley Parade. Town have been in negotiations with Bradford and the player since his departure and the deal was finally concluded today.
Grimsby Town director John Fenty explained: “We are delighted that the deal is done. It’s been a tedious deal to say the least. The deal was made more complex by the fact that he had a successful loan spell here.
“That and to some degree, coupled with our position in the league, Bradford were able to exploit a fee considerably higher than we had wished for.
“Agents, fan speculation and other club’s interest made it nonetheless easier and we are pleased to have finally completed the deal today.
“It’s a testament to the managers and the work that they are doing that Ross has chosen Grimsby. As it is Ross has given up potentially better personal terms in making his football decision to join the Mariners.
“Without doubt the fans need a lot of praise and a massive thank you, as the additional and fantastic support over the festive break, plus income from midterm season tickets sales, have enabled us to go that extra mile and secure the signature of a the man that can hopefully help us back into the Football League.”
Ross is now set to travel with the squad to Welling on Friday.