Hull City defender Conor Townsend has signed for Scunthorpe on a free transfer. The 22-year-old has penned a two and a half-year deal at with the Iron.

Townsend has spent the first half of this season on loan at National League side Grimsby Town. He impressed there which attracted the interest of League 1 Scunthorpe, who beat competition from Shrewsbury and Oxford United for his signature. He will return to Glanford Park, where he was on loan last season from the Tigers.

Townsend joined the Hull City academy at the age of 8. He signed his first professional contract at the club in 2011/12. However, he has been moved out on loan to 5 different clubs during his time at the KC Stadium.

These include stints at Chesterfield, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Dundee United and Carlisle. So despite only being 22 years old, Townsend has gained experience from playing first-team football.

Townsend struggled to break into the first team for Hull City. This was partly due to the form of Andy Robertson, the Tiger’s current first team left back, who ensured Townsend did not get a game.

However, many are tipping Townsend for a return to the championship one day. He is very much so one to watch out for.

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