The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



Player Minutes

PlayerMinutes
James McKeown3,765
Danny Collins3,168
Zak Mills2,953
Luke Summerfield2,256
Ben Davies2,074
Tom Bolarinwa1,857
James Berrett1,534
Scott Vernon1,463
Sam Jones1,402
Jamey Osborne1,354
Andrew Boyce1,348

Full Stats
Latest Scores




Question of the Week

Is the squad strong enough to challenge for promotion?

Strong yes
Weak yes
Neutral
Weak no
Strong no


 

Zhang - Lennie Speaks

By: Stephen Bateman
Date: 10/01/2001

Lennie Lawrence has spoken out over recent speculation suggesting that Zhang Enhua may be about to sign for Crystal Palace. The Mariners boss also hinted that although the Chinese international may be accompanied by a weighty price-tag, it might be one that the Mariners would be wise to bear.

As the footballing world focused in on China's friendly with Lazio last night, Lawrence spoke of the defender's commitment, whilst also looking ahead to the future: "I think he's committed and he wants to do it here. When you mess about like that you don't get anywhere," said Lawrence of the 27-year old, who is currently under contract with Grimsby until April. Present at last night's friendly fixture in Rome was Palace boss Alan Smith, who watched as Zhang netted twice for the Chinese in a 6-3 defeat. Speaking of the Eagles' interest in Enhua, Lawrence went on to say: "If Palace are looking to bring in three or four Chinese players then he has to be one of them because he's in the top three. "I would like to think we will be offered him first. If a Premiership club comes in, we can't compete, but if it's somebody like Palace I'd like to think we're in a better position to compete." The Mariners boss continued by hinting that he may well try and secure Enhua's services on a permanent basis, although he is prepared to wait until the summer before entering any negotiations: "If the time comes and he wanted to stay we'd try and do it, but if he does really well for us he might end up in the Premiership. "I've not fixed a fee because it's going to be a substantial one and I don't want to put the club under any pressure. It would cost us big wages and a big fee and he's still of an age where you could sell him on. "But that's something for the summer and there's no pressure from me to do that now."

Add To Facebook


This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!


Related Stories

Forum Latest
TitlePostsLatest Post
new face expected for wigan38Hagrid28/07 19:56
Mariners Trust..  Have your say!!24Simariner28/07 19:41
Dilemma7Theimperialcoroner28/07 19:33
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...28,498Biccys28/07 19:30
Word Association Game41,560topuphere66628/07 19:28
Gunning Signs....27Paddythebadger28/07 18:59
New Grimsby Town App10Mighty_Mariner28/07 18:36
Omar Bogle41Hagrid28/07 17:37
Ex-GTFC players thread2,099Tommy28/07 17:35
Club bar Clee Chronicle from interviewing Slade93Chrisblor28/07 17:20

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2017 TheFishy.co.uk