Wes Thomas was delighted to make his first appearance for his new club after a summer of uncertainty.
The former Oxford United man has been without a club through the summer months, but is now signed on for the League Two side as they look to a fresh start under boss Michael Jolley.
“I’m happy to get everything sorted,” Thomas told the Telegraph, reported by Grimsby Live. “It happened quite late on in the week, but I’m happy to be here, and I’m delighted to finally get on the pitch!”
He made his debut in a tough 1-1 draw with county rivals Lincoln City, a result widely acclaimed in north Lincolnshire. The Mariners have traditionally been the bigger club, but a recent shift has seen the Imps become the dominant side in the county.
Thomas is sure that with a little time, his side can reclaim the crown.
“We’ve got some good, honest players who are willing to work hard, so I think it’s going to be an exciting season. It’s a decent size club at this level. I think we’ve got a decent opportunity of doing something this season, but we’ve just got to keep working at it.”
Thomas is a good capture at this level and he’s only going to get better. At 31 he still has a lot to offer and once he gets going, he could be pivotal for the Mariners.
They’re on the up after a horrible season under Russell Slade, but in Jolley they have a young and ambitious coach who is seemingly intent on pushing them forward.