Grimsby Telegraph




PAUL Hurst believes his Grimsby Town side have proven they’re better than their current league position as they look to upset the odds again. The Mariners gave their hopes of survival a boost on Saturday as they beat promotion-chasing Bolton 2-1 at Blundell Park - although Colchester’s win over Walsall just hours later put a dampener on their achievemen­t.

They’ll hope for a repeat performanc­e though as Morecambe, who benefitted from Town’s win at the weekend as they chase an automatic promotion spot, make the trip to Cleethorpe­s tomorrow.

And despite their position at the foot of the League Two table, the Mariners have showed in recent weeks their improvemen­ts under Hurst, culminatin­g in a superb performanc­e on Saturday.

“You always want to feel like you played well and get the victory,” Hurst said.

“At the minute, it doesn’t matter how the victories come, but we managed to put the two together. “Tuesday night, I couldn’t care less how it is, but we’ve got to try and get something from the game. That’s the position we’re in.

“I’ve said to the players, I don’t think the squad and the team we’re getting together is one of the worst two teams in the league, but overall that’s the position we’re in.

“You can’t shy away from that, it’s fact, and we’re still big underdogs to stay in the division.

“I was asked a question about whether the team are still together because of what happened last week. It was a nonsense really in terms of a question because it was two individual­s, not the team, and they’ve answered that with a performanc­e, and the effort and togetherne­ss that was needed to beat, for me, the best team in the league.”

On Morecambe, Hurst added: “They’ve had a fantastic win again, they’re scoring a lot of goals. They’re having a great season, and they’re very much still in that fight, so they’ll come here with lots to play for. “It’s a really tough game - no disrespect to Morecambe, but in years gone by you’d have been looking at the other end of the table.

“But they’re doing fantastica­lly well, and we’ll need to produce another good performanc­e to give ourselves a chance in that one.”

 ?? LEE BLEASE ?? Jay Matete celebrates with Rollin Menayese after scoring Grimsby Town’s opener against Bolton.
LEE BLEASE Jay Matete celebrates with Rollin Menayese after scoring Grimsby Town’s opener against Bolton.

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