FORMER Town, Nottingham Forest and Chesterfield striker Jack Lester has backed the Mariners bid to move to a new stadium.
Lester, who was at Chesterfield when the club moved away from Saltergate in 2010, has seen the Spireites since go on to earn promotion from League Two.
But despite having some fond memories of playing at Blundell Park, he believes that the Mariners could emulate Chesterfield's success by relocation.
He said: "I had five years and a real good time here.
"We had an amazing record here, played some really good football and nobody liked coming here.
“But it would be useful for the club – the facilities that come with a new stadium.
“And the gates usually go up – I was at Chesterfield when they moved from Saltergate, and that was a massive boost to the club.
“Our gates doubled and the revenues went up – and they are now playing in a higher league.
“For them it’s been a massive success.
“You always hope that it would bring that same success back to Grimsby.”
"A new stadium might just be the kick-start they need to move back up through the leagues."
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