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Townsend Enjoying Life Back At Town

20 October 2015

Conor Townsend is pleased to be back in a Town shirt and is looking forward to spending the coming month at the club.

The 22-year-old loan defender made his second debut for the Mariners in the 7-0 thrashing of Halifax last Tuesday after four years away and is looking forward to playing consistently again after limited opportunities at Hull City so far this season.

He said: ''It's just nice to be playing again, nice to be wanted and stuff so that was the main reason I came.

''The gaffer obviously spoke to me and gave me start when I was 18 so it was a no brainer once I knew he was interested

Asked if he had any reservations about dropping back down to National League level after having loan spells at the likes of Chesterfield and Scunthorpe recently, the left-back explained that he enjoyed his last spell so much that he couldn't say no.

''I've said that if it was any other club in the Conference then I probably wouldn't have done it'', said Townsend.

''I really enjoyed my time here the first time, the club itself and the people here and with it being local and stuff, I can still live at home and just get out and enjoy my football.''

Townsend, who made 27 league appearances for the club last time out, also spoke about how long he has been friends with fellow defender Danny East, with the two having known each other since their school days and progressed through the academy together at Hull City.

'' We went to school together, our dads are good friends from years back as well, so he's sort of a family friend and while we obviously haven't played together yet, it'll obviously be nice if we have a spell in the team.''

''I played for North Ferriby when I was picked up by Hull, I'd been at Leeds and stuff as a kid and been released, joined Hull at eight and stayed right the way through.

''Easty was year older than me at school but we came through the youth team and were travelling together.

''He was one of my best mates in football as it was anyway so it's a perfect fit at the minute.''

Townsend also revealed what Town boss Paul Hurst said to him ahead of making his return to Blundell Park.

''He just said he wanted us to come, enjoy playing and hopefully help the team.

''I think he obviously knew about the level and stuff but when I had a chat with him, it just made it an easy decision in the end.''

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