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Windsor Joins The Mariners On Loan

8 October 2020

Sam Strandt

Grimsby Town Football Club are pleased to announce the loan signing of forward, Owen Windsor from Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old joined the Baggies from non-league side, Cirencester Town in 2019 and was loaned back to the club last season. 

Windsor impressed with the Under 18's before his introduction into the Baggies' Premier League 2 squad this season. Since the start of the current campaign, Windsor has been in terrific form, netting five goals in as many appearances. 

With a keen eye for goal and lively behaviour in and around the box, Windsor joins the Mariners eager to prove himself in senior football in the Football League. 

The young striker spoke exclusively to this morning and is excited about the prospect of his first run out of senior football. "I'm really looking forward to getting going and helping this club reach their goals", said Windsor. "I'm excited to be around senior football again and hopefully I can show my ability at this level. 

"I have began the season well with the U23's at West Brom with my goals and performances, which is great for my confidence, however, I'm playing here now so that all doesn't matter if I can't carry it on with this team. Hopefully, I can kick on with Grimsby and keep the goals and performances coming whilst I'm here. My best position has been as a centre forward, running the line and being a constant threat in front of goal, but also working hard for the team and chasing every ball alongside battling with the centre backs."

Windsor has enjoyed his first session with his new teammates and is looking forward to working with his new manager. "It was good to be in with the boys for the first time", said Windsor. "They all welcomed me and were excellent from the start. I've has some chats with the Gaffer and I think we are both excited for what is to come in my loan spell. He's a very experienced manager and will only improve me as a player. The pre-season at most clubs has obviously been very complicated and different for players, however, everyone is in the same situation so you have to deal with it and make sure you get the job done on game day regardless!".

We spoke with manager, Ian Holloway this morning who spoke about his latest signing. "He's a bull of a number nine", said Holloway. "I have no doubt he will be able to bring his form from West Brom here, he can play as a number nine or number ten he's that sort of player. He's full of running, absolutely fresh as a daisy and he is going to complement what we already have here. What I have brought in is a player with a different skill set than the ones we already have and hopefully we will have enough in this crazy season that we're experiencing at the moment to pick and choose so we can get everybody up to speed in playing. 

"What I am really pleased with, is that he has been training and playing all the way through this and I might have to force him into the team almost immediately because of that scenario. James Morton is exactly the same, he's fresh and has been playing, so I need that. I needed lots of players here with different skill sets and in Owen, I am absolutely privileged and delighted to have him!".

Welcome to Blundell Park, Owen!

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