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🎞️ iFollow | Joe Grayson's First Grimsby Town Interview

Joe Grayson says Michael Jolley sold the "exciting" opportunity of a loan move to Blundell Park, after joining from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season

20 January 2019

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New Grimsby Town loan signing Joe Grayson hopes he can get used to the feeling of winning EFL Sky Bet League Two matches at Blundell Park.

The 19-year-old, who plays primarily as a centre-back but can operate at left-back and in centre-midfield, joined Michael Jolley’s side on loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season earlier today.

And Grayson said Town boss Jolley successfully sold the club, his style of play, and the passionate Mariners fans to him.

Speaking exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I’ve been looking to get out on loan, and when I spoke to the gaffer about the club he just sold it to me, and I was excited to come here!

“The way he spoke about the club, the area, and the fans – it just made me want to come here.

“He just spoke about how club is, how he wants the team to play, and how passionate the fans are, and that they get behind the team.

“And that’s all I want from my first loan move – to go somewhere that I can enjoy playing football, and play in front of good fans.

“I’m looking forward to it. I want to develop as a player, but ultimately I want to win games, and that’s why I’ve come here – because I think there’s a good chance of winning games and playing good football, and I’m looking forward to that.”

And the Blackburn Rovers loanee, who is the son of ex-Sunderland and Leeds United manager Simon Grayson, said his Dad praised the club ahead of his loan move.

He said: “My Dad was really happy for me to come here. He knows the club well, and couldn’t speak highly enough of it, and he’s just happy for me to get out on loan and get that experience I need.”

Grayson is now available for Saturday’s Lincolnshire Derby with Lincoln City at Sincil Bank in Sky Bet League Two (1pm).

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