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PALMER JOINS GRIMSBY ON LOAN
8th January 2015 10:59


Palmer heads to Grimsby on loan
mansfieldtown.net, 5th January 2015

Striker Ollie Palmer has today joined Grimsby Town on loan for one month, subject to clearance by the Football Association, Football League and Football Conference.

Read more at http://www.mansfieldtown.net/news/article/palmer-heads-to-grimsby-on-loan-2182108.aspx#dCg8E6oW9ouHiPY1.99

The 22-year-old has been utilised mostly as a substitute this season and has joined the Mariners to gain valuable first team experience.

Grimsby sit in fourth position in the Vanarama Conference.

The loan deal includes the option for the Stags to recall Ollie to One Call Stadium with prior notice.

Boss Adam Murray told http://www.mansfieldtown.net: "Ollie has not really had a consistent run of games in the first team since he joined the club.

"This loan deal will allow him the opportunity to build up confidence and get into a goalscoring routine."

The manager added: "We're wheeling and dealing in this transfer window and an opportunity for players elsewhere opens up an opportunity for us to move things around here at this present time."

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Ollie Palmer will prove his worth to Grimsby Town supporters, says boss Paul Hurst
Grimsby Telegraph, January 06, 2015

PAUL Hurst knows that in Ollie Palmer, he's got a striker who's desperate to make the most of his loan spell with Grimsby Town.

Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Boss-Ollie-prove-worth-Town-s-supporters/story-25811005-detail/story.html?#ixzz3ODqRAI7E

The striker was prolific in his days with Havant and Waterlooville but things haven't gone entirely to plan since his move to League Two side Mansfield Town in 2013.

And after tracking the 22-year-old since his non-league days, Hurst was only too happy to hand him an opportunity to reinvigorate his career during his one month stay at Blundell Park.

The boss told the Telegraph: "I've had my eye on him for a while and he's someone I've wanted to bring in.

"Obviously he's got a physical presence, but he's also got a fantastic work-rate as well.

"It hasn't yet worked out at Mansfield for him on the goal front, because it's been a little stop/start for him.

"But his record before that at Havant and Waterlooville was very, very good. His manager from his time there, Lee Bradbury, was talking him up and is full of praise for him, so I'm delighted to be able to bring him here.

"He's still a very young lad, and given his size, people can sometimes forget that, but he's very mobile and has got a good first-touch, we saw that in his first training session with us yesterday.

"Different strikers score different goals and he certainly can score with his head, but he can play well on the floor as well.

"He's got that desire to get into the box and score goals and he shown that in training, which is encouraging to see - we're pleased to have him on board at the club."

On the first January arrival, Hurst continued: "He's desperate to come in and make an impression, which is what you want as a manager - you want players that are hungry and want to impress.

"Already, I've been impressed by his work-rate and that might sound extremely basic but it's something that isn't always a given with some players.

"I'll be looking for him to bring that side to his game and hopefully he can get back to the kind of goal-scoring form that he showed earlier in his career."

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Loan striker Ollie Palmer wants to rediscover his golden touch at Grimsby Town
Grimsby Telegraph, January 06, 2015

OLLIE Palmer is aiming to be Grimsby Town’s very own ‘fox in the box’ by rediscovering his goal-poaching touch.

Read more: http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Loan-striker-Ollie-Palmer-wants-rediscover-golden/story-25811608-detail/story.html?#ixzz3ODqiizCd

The 22-year-old has joined the Mariners on an initial one-month loan deal from League Two side Mansfield Town.

The 6’5” striker joined the Stags in 2013 after catching the eye with his goalscoring feats for Havant and Waterlooville, where he bagged 37 in 69 appearances, finishing as the Conference South’s top scorer in 2012/13.

And after joining his new team-mates for the first-time yesterday, the man who was once reportedly scouted by Premier League giants Chelsea said he can’t wait to get started.

“There were a few different clubs interested in taking me on loan from Mansfield,” he said. “I spoke to my gaffer there and made my feelings clear about the situation. I wanted to go out and play regular games and that’s what he wants as well, because it’s been a frustrating last season-and-a-half for me.

“He wants me to come to Grimsby and get my smile back - which is what I’m after as well - it’s a move that’s good for all parties really - it’s about enjoying my football again and scoring goals.

“The game’s still the same to when I was at Havant, the goals haven’t changed and neither have the balls, so the aim is to rediscover that form.

“Being a full-time footballer at Mansfield has improved me as a player, but I’m 22 now, so I want to be kicking on and playing games - that’s why I’m here.”

He added: “I’ve been described as a hard-working striker, but for me that’s nothing special - that should a given for any player in my view, so I can guarantee hard work and hopefully some goals as well.

“Nearly all my goals have come from inside the box so I’ve always been a bit of a poacher.

“I’m not going to score every game - although it would be nice - but the main thing is to help get this team where it wants to go.”

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