‘Not convinced on this one’, ‘On the up’ – These Grimsby fans are split over latest capture

Grimsby Town have announced their second signing of the transfer window by adding striker Billy Clarke to their ranks.

The 31-year-old joins the Mariners after being released by Plymouth Argyle, for whom he made nine goalless appearances this season.

Clarke began his career at Ipswich Town, featuring on loan for Colchester, Falkirk, Darlington, Brentford, and Northampton before joining current Grimsby boss Ian Holloway at Blackpool, helping them earn promotion to the Premier League.

He’s since appeared for Charlton, Crawley, and Bradford, as well as the Pilgrims. Ian Holloway admitted he’d frustrated the forward before and was looking forward to seeing him perform for the Mariner.s

“I’ve had him before, he was one of the younger ones who was totally frustrated with me and the situation because he was desperate to play,” said the new Grimsby boss.

“He was a massive part of what we did (at Blackpool) and his enthusiasm and I’m just trying to get him back. He will have to prove to me again but it’s his personality that I am bringing, I want us to believe, I want us to be fresh,

“I want hungry, hungry people who need to run, not want to run it’s a big difference.”

Reaction to the move has been mixed, with a majority of supporters behind the new face, although one or two are questioning his record, which kicks off our roundup below.

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