Grimsby Town part company with 31-year old

Defender Paul Dixon has left Grimsby Town by mutual consent to look for a club closer to his home in Scotland.

The 31-year-old, who joined Grimsby on a two-year deal in the summer of 2017, has previously played for Dundee United and Dundee. He made 34 appearances for the Mariners.

Dixon, who won three caps for Scotland, was sent off in August against MK Dons which turned out to be his last league game for Grimsby.

“It’s a shame that it’s finished in this way, coming to a mutual agreement, but that’s football – it’s time to go,” Dixon told the club website. “I’ve spent almost a year here without my family. The two young boys, at the ages that they are, it is very important that I get back to them.”

He revealed the journey back up to Scotland is one factor in his decision, thanking Michael Jolley for his help in that respect.

“Whenever it was possible I would get back to see them. The manager was very understanding, I have to thank him for his honesty and his generosity at times, letting me go home.

The left-back also made 85 league appearances for Huddersfield Town between 2012 and 2015.

Our View

Makes sense, if he’s not getting games he’s obviously going to look elsewhere for his football.

These days it is hard for a player to play for a club without moving to the vicinity and Dixon has paid the price for that.

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