OPINION: Do Grimsby Town need more competition in the back line?
WITH Simon Ford seemingly out of the Grimsby Town picture, do the Mariners need more competition to keep Ian Miller and Shaun Pearson on their toes?
The joint bosses seem happy to let Ford leave Blundell Park after the 31-year-old nearly sealed a move to a team in Ireland earlier this month.
Derby County defender Tom Naylor was linked with a move to Cleethorpes but those rumours were quickly quashed by Paul Hurst – although the 21-year-old hasn't appeared at another club just yet.
But is another defender what Town need to keep a back four – that has, on the whole, been superb this season – firing on all cylinders?
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Pearson has been one of the main reasons behind the Mariners' defensively solidity this season while Miller has stepped-in superbly following the departure of former loanee Nathan Pond.
The presence of another centre half - providing more competition for a starting berth in the back four - would serve to keep them both sharp and avoid any complacency creeping in at a crucial time in the season.
Or do the Mariners need to strengthen in other areas to further strengthen their title tilt?
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