MAC MAY MOVE ON, TOWN BID TO KEEP BOGLE...
JAMES McKeown wants to leave Grimsby Town after the Mariners extended the stay of loanee keeper Dean Henderson.
The Manchester United stopper has extended his temporary move at Blundell Park until the end of the season.
Henderson, 19, made his debut on Boxing Day and has kept four clean sheets in six games.
McKeown has been told that he is now considered the back-up, but he wants regular first team football and has submitted a transfer request.
The 27-year-old is a fans’ favourite and was widely considered the best goalie outside of the EFL when Grimsby were in the National League. He was coveted by a host of League clubs.
But he chose to stay with the club and helped the Mariners to promotion through the play-offs last season, ending their sixyear Football League exile.
He signed a new twoyear deal in the summer under then-boss Paul Hurst, who has since left for the manager’s role at League One side Shrewsbury Town and been replaced by Marcus Bignot.
The manager, who arrived from Non-League outfit Solihull Moors last November, will be desperate for the transfer window to close on Tuesday with clubs eyeing up star Omar Bogle.
The 19-goal striker has been the subject of three rejected bids in the window so far. Championship outfit Reading are one of the clubs interested, even though boss Jaap Stam this week claimed, no doubt mischievously, he hadn’t heard of the former Solihull forward.
Bignot is keen to add a couple of fresh faces before the transfer window closes. He told the
“We are just short on that physicality, and in terms of balance with left footers. Hopefully we can get two more across the line. If we don’t, we don’t.
FUTURE: James McKeown