Grimsby Town are reportedly set to sign Accrington Stanley defender Harvey Rodgers, as their summer rebuild continues, as confirmed by journalist Pete O’Rourke from football insider.
The 26-year-old is expected to complete his switch to Blundell Park shortly, ahead of the 2023/24 League Two season, ending his long-term stay with Accrington Stanley, following their relegation last season.
Who is Harvey Rodgers?
The centre-back began his professional career with Hull City, breaking into the u21s side back in 2015, before a brief loan switch to Accrington Stanley in January 2017. However, six months later, he signed for Fleetwood Town on a free transfer.
Rodgers retuned to Accrington Stanley permanently in the summer of 2018 and has been with the club ever since, except for a brief loan stint with Hartlepool. He’s made over 140 appearances for the club, including 53 last season, where he scored six goals and assisted a further two.
Grimsby on the march
Following a surprising, yet outstanding first season back in the EFL, Paul Hurst’s side will be aiming to improve next season and push for the top seven, in what will be the most competitive season in years in the fourth tier.
The club have already strengthened in several areas, including the return of Charles Vernam from rivals Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee.
What’s been said?
According to Pete O’Rourke, Grimsby Town are set to sign Harvey Rodgers from Accrington Stanley, as their latest summer signing with a fee and personal terms all agreed, between the two clubs.
Personally, Rodgers was one of Accrington Stanley’s best performers last season and he’s also one of their longest serving players, which makes news of his impending departure, extremely surprising to say the least.
However, Grimsby are building an excellent side and are likely to fly under the radar this season, which makes them an attractive outfit to join, although this news will be a worry for Accrington fans that’s for sure.