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Grimsby Town Re-Sign Striker Lenell John-Lewis

Lenell John-Lewis

Grimsby Town have re-signed striker Lenell John-Lewis on a permanent deal from non-league Hereford.

John-Lewis returns to Blundell Park, six years after his last one. He was an instrumental part of the team in his first spell and will be desperate to help the Mariners survive the drop. He has agreed a deal until the end of the 2021/22 season.

He is Grimsby’s sixth arrival in this transfer window as Paul Hurst tries to spark their season into life.

Grimsby Town Re-Sign Striker John-Lewis

John-Lewis Returns for Second Spell at the Club

The striker was hugely successful in his first spell at the club. He spent two years at the club between 2013 and 2015 making over 100 appearances. He also got 30 goals in that time and was prolific in the fifth tier for Grimsby.

As well as walking into familiar surroundings, John-Lewis reunites with former teammate Stefan Payne. The pair played together at Shrewsbury Town for a couple of seasons.

John-Lewis has battled injury in recent years which is why he has been working his way back to the football league. The striker has been with non-league Hereford but hasn’t played for a few weeks because of the suspension of the season.

The returning striker is eligible to make his second Grimsby debut against Newport County this weekend.

Lenell John-Lewis Delighted to be Back

Speaking to the Grimsby Town website about his return, the striker said: “It’s really good it’s also nice to see so many familiar faces, it’s just like home and like I have never been away.

“Not at all [did it take long to decide to join]. I played under the gaffer a couple of times already now and when I know there’s interest there from him, it’s a no brainer for me he always seems to get the best out of me. I think I have said it before, I trust him and I think for him to want to sign me, it’s always a massive confidence boost for me and he must trust me so that goes a long way.

“I have just had my head down and tried to work. I have always had a goal and I knew scoring goals and doing my job would get me to the end of that job so it went really well. I’m strong, good in the air, physical, I like to give the defenders a problem and I can score goals as always…I look forward to getting my running shoes on, getting some fitness under my belt, I am sure Doigy has got some running drills for me that he’s been saving so I look forward to it!”

He added: “Not at all [on league position making it a difficult choice to join]. I have had many battles in my career, whether that be injury or helping Newport stay up, that was a battle in itself. This is not something that is unfamiliar to me and I relish it.”

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