Joint boss Paul Hurst insists Ross Hannah has a big part to play in Grimsby Town's promotion bid
GRIMSBY Town joint boss Paul Hurst has insisted that Ross Hannah has not slipped down the list of strikers at the club.
Hannah was named on the bench for the second week in a row against AFC Telford on Saturday, but Hurst says that the frontman has a big part to play in the Mariners' promotion bid this season.
Hurst told the Telegraph: "Ross is very much part of the squad and a very good centre-forward to call upon when we choose.
"He came on against Telford on Saturday and looked really bright and has trained really well this week.
"We don't want him to get his head down and think that's he well down the list of strikers because that's not the case.
"Richard Brodie has come in and scored in his last couple of games, so his confidence is going to be high, while Andy Cook is doing really well of late.
"But with Lenny (John-Lewis), Dayle (Southwell) and Ross (Hannah), there is really good competition up there and the games are now going to start coming thick and fast, so there will be rotation at some point.
"The trick for me and Rob is to do that at the right time. We get people in when they're fresh and hungry. They all have a point to prove and all want to be scoring goals and that can only be a good thing for us."