Ross Hannah keen on permanent Grimsby Town move
LOAN star Ross Hannah is loving life at Grimsby Town so much that he would be happy to agree a permanent stay in Cleethorpes.
The 26-year-old has quickly become a fans’ favourite at Blundell Park after scoring three goals in his six appearances since joining on a three-month loan deal from parent club Bradford City.
And while he admits that his situation at the Bantams is not 100 per cent clear, he said that if the opportunity arose to join the Mariners permanently, he would jump at the chance.
Speaking to the Telegraph, he said: “I’m loving every minute here. I’ve got a smile on my face all the time.
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“The managers and the rest of the lads have been brilliant with me. I feel like I’ve been here years.
“I’m really enjoying it, things are going well at the minute and I want to keep that going.
“I’m just taking it day-by-day, but Grimsby is certainly a club that I’d be happy to come to permanently.
“I can’t say for sure what’s going to happen because I’ve not spoken to Bradford properly as yet.
“I’m just focusing on the three month period and concentrating on doing well enough to earn a permanent deal if one was to come about.
“Whatever happens, happens” he added.
Hannah is eager to get back into action in a black and white shirt after sitting out the Mariners’ FA Cup defeat to Kidderminster last weekend.
Bradford refused Town permission to field the former Matlock striker, meaning that he was forced to miss a game for the first time since joining on loan.
Hannah is set to come straight back into the side for this afternoon’s game against Macclesfield Town – and he can’t wait to get started again.
He added: “It feels like forever since I was last playing so I’m champing at the bit to get back playing again.
“I went from not playing at Bradford, to playing a block of games here and then having to sit out again because of the cup, so I’m looking forward to this afternoon.
“I was back in the swing of things and playing with a smile on my face so I want to get back to that again.
“It’s going to be a big game for us this afternoon.
“Macclesfield are no mugs and they’re going to be in and around there come the end of the season.
“We have to get the points.”
Among Hannah’s three goals so far for Town was his superb strike to finish off a flowing move against Gateshead in September.
Telegraph readers and visitors to thisisgrimsby.co.uk/sport voted that strike as the best in our ‘prestigious’ Goal of the Season...So Far poll.
Hannah said: “My first goal for Grimsby was special in that it came at home in a good win against Luton but I’d agree with those who voted and said that the one against Gateshead was probably my best.
“With the good work from Scotty (Neilson) and then the quick finish I think I’d have to agree.
“Here’s hoping to many more, it doesn’t matter how they go in, just as long as they do!” he added.
Don’t forget to vote in the next installment of our ‘Goal of the Season...So Far’ poll later in the campaign.