Grimsby Town Sign Premier League Youngster Anthony Glennon

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League Two side Grimsby Town have signed Premier League defender Anthony Glennon from Burnley on loan.

Grimsby Town Sign Premier League Youngster Anthony Glennon

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The defender joins on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Glennon joined Burnley in 2018 after being released by Liverpool; he has since taken the captain’s armband for the Under-23s.

The 20-year-old has not yet made a senior appearance for Burnley; but he has twice been an unused substitute for Sean Dyche’s side.

As he met his new team-mates, Glennon said: “I finished training with Burnley yesterday and Ian Holloway phoned me.

“He said he wanted me to join on loan and train today so it was short notice but I came down last night.

“I need the experience, it’s men’s football and it’s the next step for me.”

Joining Ian Holloway

Glennon makes the temporary move to Grimsby in Ian Holloway’s first signing as Mariners boss.

The former QPR and Crystal Palace boss took over at Blundell Park on New Year’s Eve.

The 56-year-old’s appointment comes as a hugely ambitious decision at Blundell Park.

Many had suggested a deal would be difficult to finalise due to financial issues such as salary and investment for team building; however, the League Two outfit have successfully tied down their man.

It seemed apparent that the Mariners were going to give interim boss Anthony Limbrick a chance to prove himself; however, the caretaker boss has struggled to collect points during his tenure.

Grimsby have won their first two fixtures under Holloway’s control, registering 1-0 victories over Grimsby Town and at Mansfield Town respectively.

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