York City winger Michael Coulson is a January transfer target for Conference Premier promotion chasers Grimsby Town, according to the Grimsby Telegraph.

The 27 year old made over 100 appearances for The Mariners during a previous three year spell at Blundell Park.

Coulson rejected a new deal at Grimsby Town in 2012 and opted to join current club York City for whom he has made 117 appearances and scored 21 goals during an injury interrupted spell at the North Yorkshire club.

It is understood that Town Manager Paul Hurst is interested in bringing Coulson back to the Lincolnshire non league club before the end of the transfer window.

Hurst knows the winger well having worked with Coulson during his previous spell at Blundell Park. Grimsby Town are currently sat in third place in the Conference Premier table and Manager Hurst is looking to boost his squad to mount a further push to catch league leaders Cheltenham Town.

Should York City sell Coulson to Grimsby Town the move would provide long suffering supporters of The Minstermen with a further painful blow following the recent departure of fans favourite Keith Lowe.

Coulson is well liked by the City faithful and many supporters have become alarmed in recent weeks at the lack of experienced League Two footballers coming through the Bootham Crescent gates with Manager Jackie McNamara showing a reliance upon using inexperienced youngsters to save the club from relegation.

McNamara is becoming under pressure from supporters after recording just a solitary win and a draw since his appointment in early November and a large section of the Bootham Crescent crowd seem unconvinced that the Scot will turn the club’s fortunes around with results taking a further turn for the worst since his appointment.

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