Grimsby Town Sign Rollin Menayese on Loan
✍ DONE DEAL!
— Grimsby Town F.C. (@officialgtfc) January 18, 2021
What Was Said?
Speaking about his arrival at the club, Menayese said: “I found out a couple of weeks or a week ago, when I spoke to the manager, spoke to my agent and I was very interested and keen to join. I think it’s the right time for me because I really want to push myself, I want to keep on improving and hopefully we can get some wins.
“I have spoken to a few players about Paul Hurst, some of the boys at my club have worked with him and I spoke to Benno [Kyle Bennett] as well and he had good positive words to say so I was very excited to come here.”
New manager Paul Hurst added: “He’s a player that I have been aware of for some time”, said Hurst. “At the start of this season, I had said that I had been watching games and he is someone that caught the eye while he has been at Mansfield.
“He has found himself out of the team there and available, so we have brought him here to add competition, I said the other day on Saturday that we were sort of worrying about Mattie Pollock prior to the game and the obvious person to move would have been Elliott Hewitt, but we needed him in midfield as we only had two, so we need competition.”
Menayese’s Career So Far
Menayese is a youth international for Wales, having played five times for their U17 side.
He came through the youth ranks at Cardiff City and then, following his release, he plied his trade in non-league with Weston-super-Mare.
The 23-year-old was then spotted by Bristol Rovers and joined up with them, and proceeded to have loan spells at Swindon Town and Aldershot Town before making the permanent move to Mansfield last year.