Grimsby Town Football Club are pleased to announce the signing of highly rated versatile midfielder Joe Adams on loan from Brentford until the end of the season.
The 19-year-old Welsh Under 21 international joined the Bees in July 2019 on a three-year deal after progressing through the ranks and impressing at Bury, the club which he joined at the age of 7.
Adams enjoyed his first training session with his new teammates this afternoon and is looking forward to getting some game time under his belt. "It was good to be back out on the grass. I only came down last night after getting the call so I couldn't wait to get here and get started.
"I am looking forward to getting back to playing men's football again. It's going good at Brentford with the B team set up and Reserve situation playing all sorts of games so it's good, but I am happy they've given me the chance to come on loan to the League. My manager has said it's a good opportunity to come here and come out on loan, he wants the best for me and hopefully, I can maybe go back and get in the first team at Brentford, that's the goal.
"I was at Bury until they folded, so that's obviously how that move happened, that gave me league experience when I was younger and I had been with them since I was about 8! It wasn't great at times. The mood was actually quite good, especially with getting promoted at the time but the things that were going on behind the scenes was horrendous really."
Manager Paul Hurst has also had his say on his latest recruit, who has impressed not only the manager but others in the game.
"He's very well thought of at Brentford, he's a winger who is very flexible. He can play as a winger, wing-back or as a number 10 and can play down the middle, so he gives us plenty of options but predominantly I have brought him in to play in the wide areas.
"Though some contacts that I have got, his name was brought up at the start of the window so I had a look at some footage of him and then from speaking to people and then speaking to the lad himself he is really keen to get out and play football. He could have stayed in almost a more comfortable environment, but he wants to play football and that's the type of character that we want here so I am looking forward to working with him".
Joe will continue to train with his new teammates ahead of Saturday's trip to Newport County AFC, which can be watched live on iFollow Mariners.