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Scannell Joins Town

Town boss Ian Holloway has further strengthened his squad with the addition of winger Sean Scannell on a two-year deal. 

2 September 2020

Town boss Ian Holloway has further strengthened his squad with the addition of winger Sean Scannell on a two-year deal. 

The 29-year-old, who started out at Crystal Palace, notched 23 goals for their academy during the 2006–07 season, graduating to the reserves before breaking into the first team in the 2007–08 season. 

He later went onto join Championship side Huddersfield Town where he continued to impress and became a firm fans’ favourite. 

In 2018, Sean joined Bradford City but saw his game-time restricted to 18 matches due to sustaining a stress fracture in his back. 

Last season he made an additional six appearances for The Bantams - including their 1-1 draw against the Mariners back in August. 

Soon after that, he went to team up with his old Huddersfield Town manager, Simon Grayson at Blackpool, penning a one-year deal with the Tangerines.

He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-21 and Ireland B levels.

And Sean says that he jumped at the chance to join his old Palace boss.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I’ve known Ollie for a few years now and to play for a manager like Ollie is all that I’ve wanted for. As soon as I spoke to him I wanted to come straight away.” 

Describing himself as a player, Sean added: “I’m a winger, but I like to play anywhere - left, right, number 10, I’ve even played up front a few times as well. I just like to get at players.”  

Catch the full interview with Sean on iFollow later.


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