Date: 7th January 2016 at 4:27pm
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Conor Townsend’s no stranger to Scunthorpe, as he’s previously been on loan with the club, with him now a permanent signing having returned from Hull for an undisclosed fee this week.

The defender, who can also play in midfield, was on loan with the Iron last season with Mark Robins moving fast to sign him following his impressive loan displays during his 12-matches on loan with non-league side Grimsby in the first half of the campaign.

After signing he told the Official Website.

‘I’m delighted to have signed. It’s been a few weeks in the making but I’m pleased to get it all signed and can’t wait to get started.’

He added he didn’t need to think too much about returning to the club, where he played six-matches during his loan last season, when Robins showed an interest with him ‘glad it could be done’ so he could return to play for him and alongside a number of players he already knows.

Townsend now aims to ‘get his head down’ and get himself into the side.

Grimsby was a loan spell he enjoyed, playing regularly was what he wanted but with him now a Scunthorpe player on a permanent basis he wants to help the club climb the table, finishing by saying he’s looking for the Iron to push towards the play-offs.

‘It’s been really good at Grimsby. I played some games and I really enjoyed my time there. From now, I just want to get in the team and show the fans and manager what I can do, and help us push towards the play-offs. The club is moving forward and it’s something I wanted to be part of. It’s good for the club and it will be nice to play at the new stadium when we move. I’m feeling really fit, and if I can break into the team and get games that will be great. I’ll just work hard and see what happens.’

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