Announcing Our Second Summer Signing

Grimsby Town Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of former AFC Wimbledon striker James Hanson on a two-year deal.

James started out in youth football with Huddersfield Town and Bradford City before moving into the non-league game, first with Eccleshill United and then with Guiseley.

There, over the course of two seasons, he scored 44 goals in 91 games, earning him a return to Bradford in July 2009.

James went on to become the club’s joint third-highest goalscorer of all time, netting a total of 76 times, before joining Sheffield United in January 2017.

After a loan period with Bury, he joined Wimbledon last summer.

The 6’4” striker made 34 appearances for the Dons last season, scoring five times.

And in his first interview as a Grimsby Town player, exclusively on iFollow Mariners, Hanson said his move to Blundell Park is the perfect fit for him.

Speaking exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “I’m delighted to be here. It was a good year down south, but my priority was always to get back up north, and I had to choose the right club.

“I felt this club was perfect for me – it’s going in the right direction under the gaffer.

“We all want to be competing at the top-end of League Two, and hopefully it can happen next year.”

Hanson will wear the number nine shirt for Town in 2019-20.


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