Harry Cardwell has signed for Grimsby on a two-year deal. He becomes Russell Slade’s sixth signing of the summer.

Cardwell started his career with Hull, but he left Hull for Reading when he was 16. While he was with The Royals, Cardwell went out on loan to non-league sides Woking and Braintree Town. He was part of the Braintree side which lost to Grimsby in the National League Play-off Semi Final.

In January Cardwell was shipped out on loan to Brighton. However, he failed to make his mark at the club. But Brighton were still promoted at the end of the season.

Cardwell has been on trial with Grimsby for all five of the clubs pre-season games. He has scored four goals for The Mariners including a goal against Cleethorpes Town.

After the signing was announced via the club’s Twitter, Cardwell told the fans what they can expect from him. He said, “I’m six foot two, quite quick and I like to get behind the defence and ultimately, I want to score the goals that help the team.”

He added ” Russell (Slade) has been great. Russell is really welcoming. He said there are things to work on and I’m willing to put in the hard work to improve for the coming season.”

The 20-year-old has become Grimsby’s sixth signing of the summer. So far the Mariners have signed Nathan Clarke, Sam Kelly, Mitch Rose, Ben Killip and Siriki Dembélé. Last year the club finished 14th in their first season back in the Football League. Will Grimsby produce something special this season?

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