The Fishy.co.uk Grimsby Town FC

RSS



Upcoming Fixtures

Sun 28/05
Norwegian Tippeligaen
Valerenga v Rosenborg
Italian Serie A
Crotone v Lazio
Fiorentina v Pescara
Inter Milan v Udinese
Palermo v Empoli
Torino v Sassuolo
Brazil Campeonato
Atletico Goianiense v Corinthians
CA Paranaense v Flamengo
Santos v Cruzeiro
MLS
Atlanta United FC v New York City
Brazil Campeonato
Botafogo ASF v Bahia
Recife v Gremio
MLS
FC Dallas v Houston
Championship
Huddersfield v Reading
Danish Superliga
Randers Freja v OB Odense

Full Fixture List



Question of the Week

Will you attend any Checkatrade Trophy games next season?

All of them
All home games
The odd game
Knock out games
Final only
Total boycott


 

Lennie Releases Richard Smith - Raven On A Free

By: Bill Osborne
Date: 13/06/2001

LENNIE LAWRENCE has announced today that he is to release Richard Smith when his contract expires at the end of July. Lawrence said he has made the decision for financial reasons after Smith had more surgery on his back at the beginning of this month and he is unlikely to play before September.

Lennie has had to withdraw the previous offer he made to Smith of a month-to month-contract telling the Grimsby Telegraph: "He's only played two League games this season and he's been a good player - nobody's disputing that. But we can't carry people on wages for ever more who don't play the games."

Lawrence has not closed the door completely. He said he was unable to keep the player because of wage constraints but if he can prove his fitness after he recovers from his recent surgery, he could offer him a further contract.

The Telegraph reported: Smith underwent major back surgery 18 months ago to have two vertebrae fused on his spine and was again under the surgeon's knife for more spinal surgery on June 1 - though the injuries are understood not to be related.

This time, he has had his spinal canal widened and has been told to rest for 12 weeks before he can start jogging meaning it is likely to be October before he is fully fit.

Lawrence has offered the former Leicester City player the use of the club's facilities during his rehabilitation and said he could yet offer the player a contract if he proves his fitness in the autumn.

Lawrence also confirmed that Mark Lever will not be joining Town and that so far no offers had been made for Paul Raven who is available on a free transfer with Alan Buckley being nominated as the person most likely to have an interest in the former Baggie.

"There's been no contact with Lincoln and, as far as I know, with anybody else. We'll deal with any enquiries as and when they come in" said the Town boss.

Following today's annoucements Town currently do not have a single recognised central defender signed up for next season who is not on the transfer list, leading to speculation as to whom Lennie Lawrence is targeting to replace Smith, Handyside (not signed yet), and the transfer-listed Raven.

Nicky Mohan Alan Kernaghan Two UK-based players who are being touted as possible targets of Lawrence, the former Luton, Middlesbrough and Charlton-manager having worked with them at previous clubs, are out-of-contract pair 30-year-old Nicky Mohan (Stoke City, left) and 34-year-old former Republic of Ireland defender Alan Kernaghan (St. Johnstone, right).


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
Blackpool vs Exeter (League 2 play-off final)6Nelly GTFC28/05 17:29
Signing74samg28/05 17:23
Ariana Grande concert70Skrill28/05 16:12
My sort of church6sutton mariner28/05 16:10
Season Ticket sales.43Helgy28/05 16:10
Flexible train tickets with labour20GrimRob28/05 15:46
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...27,462Biccys28/05 15:16
Word Association Game40,299topuphere66628/05 15:16
Cup Final Day34TheRonRaffertyFanClub28/05 14:52
Siriki Dembele signs for Grimsby Town52Nelly GTFC28/05 14:45

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