Grimsby Town 'want one more signing', says Hurst, as Luke Daley given chance to impress
WITH the start of the season just five days away, Paul Hurst says there is still one piece missing from the Grimsby Town jigsaw.
So far, the joint bosses have made eight additions to the squad ahead of the big kick off at Southport on Saturday, and Hurst revealed that he and Scott are still in the market for one more new face, with a versatile winger top of their wanted list.
He also intimated that it could be a case of 'one out, one in' at Blundell Park, should a potential addition be identified.
Former Norwich City scholar Luke Daley was handed the opportunity to stake his claim when he appeared as a trialist in Friday's 2-1 defeat at Stalybridge Celtic.
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In what was an otherwise disappointing team performance, the 22-year-old showed glimpses of his potential. However, it is not yet known whether it has been enough to earn himself a deal with the Mariners.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Hurst remained tight-lipped about any potential signing but confirmed that work is continuing behind the scenes to complete Town's squad with under a week to go before the start of the season.
"We would still like to bring another in and that would be it initially," he said.
"Of course there's still the loan market that you can look at further down the line."
"Depending on that piece of business, it could mean that one will have to go out in order to get that one in.
"But we're looking at starting the season with what's in the building at the minute and maybe one more.
"The season is nearly upon us but it won't be a panic and a case of just getting anyone in.
"If someone becomes available or exhausts their options elsewhere then maybe we'll look at it."
Hurst added that whoever is brought into the team will provide challenge to players such as Frankie Artus, Louie Soares and Joe Colbeck, who have all been used in the wide areas throughout pre-season.
"We're looking at a wide player. We would like one more because it will give us that extra flexibility" he said.
"We've got Frankie, Joe and Louie in that area. Louie can play off a front man as well as on either side and Frankie can play centrally if we need him to, but Joe is the only out-and-out winger that we've got at the club.
"It would be nice if we could get another one to add competition in that area, but also getting someone in that would free up the other two to potentially play in other positions."