Stevenage and Grimsby Town are expected to battle it out for the signing of out of favour Chesterfield striker Armand Gnanduillet, according to The Grimsby Telegraph.

The 24 year old former Ivory Coast Under 20 international is currently on loan at Stevenage after falling out of favour at The B2Net Stadium. It is not known whether new Spireites Manager Danny Wilson is willing to give the big striker a further chance at Chesterfield.

Gnanduillet could be permitted to leave the League 1 club for a fee. League 2 club Stevenage and Conference Premier promotion chasers Grimsby Town are believed to want to sign the striker on a permanent basis although Stevenage are likely to be priced out of a permanent deal for the player.

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After starting his career in France, Gnanduillet joined Chesterfield in January 2013 and won promotion to League 1 with the club in 2014.

The striker has struggled to make the step up to League 1 level and has had spells on loan at League 2 clubs Tranmere Rovers and Oxford United last season.

This season Gnanduillet has struggled to make an impact at Chesterfield once again and joined Stevenage on a short term loan deal in October which was later extended after some impressive performances at The Lamex Stadium.


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