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Rhys Set For Loan Move?

5 January 2017

GRIMSBY Town manager Marcus Bignot has revealed he’s looking to get Rhys Browne out on loan.

Boss Bignot told Mariners Player today that he’s hoping to get the winger out on loan to a club closer to the player’s home, after he’s been on compassionate leave.

“Me and Rhys have kept in touch. We’ve kind of agreed the best thing for Rhys at this moment is to be close to his family and he wants to get playing so we’ve circulated Rhys’s name so hopefully he can get some games playing but closer to home, because that’s where he needs to be.

“I’ve had a conversation with Rhys (Browne) and obviously our condolences go out to him and his family with the loss of his father,” he said.

The thoughts of everyone at Grimsby Town Football Club are with Rhys and his family.

Meanwhile, the Town boss has announced he’s close to getting one of his youngsters out on loan. He had stated last week that he was keen to get some game-time and experience for young pros Josh Venney and Max Wright. 

Marcus said: "We’ve had one club enquire about one of them so hopefully after this we can get that arranged and I’ll speak to the player concerned, and hopefully we’ll have some news tomorrow regards at least one of them being able to get out and get some games and get some valuable experience.”

The potential loan move comes after Harry Clifton continued his great form at Grantham Town on Monday, again getting on the scoresheet for the Gingerbreads, and Bignot was full of praise for the young midfielder.

“You only had to see him in training today. It’s doing him a world of good and he’s coming on leaps and bounds and getting that balance; being able to train with the first team and then on a Saturday go out and play.”

The manager also admitted he values development just as much as recruitment, and he’s hoping the younger players will continue to improve and eventually break into the first team.

“For a youngster, there’s no better development (than game time) and we’re all about development as well, it’s key. 

“Not only recruitments, you’ve seen our recruitment and how we want to recruit, but also development goes hand-in-hand and if you get recruitment and development right it certainly goes a long way, in terms of success, for any football club.”

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