A statement regarding the recent vote relating to the future of the EFL Trophy.
Earlier this month, Grimsby Town Football Club and clubs within the EFL were asked to vote on retaining the current format of the Football League Trophy, including the inclusion of the 16 invited Category One Academy teams.
The result of the vote overwhelmingly supported the continuation of the competition in its current format.
GTFC can confirm that it voted against the competition maintaining its current format and the inclusion of Category One Academy teams.
The club understands and accepts the view of many supporters regarding the current format of the competition, but would urge all to support the team at every opportunity.