📝 | Mariners close in on Dennis deal

Grimsby Town are closing in on the loan signing of Notts County striker Kristian Dennis, according to reports in Nottingham.

The 28-year-old has fallen out of favour at Meadow Lane recently, and the arrival of Craig Mackail-Smith on loan from Wycombe Wanderers, has paved the way for Dennis’ move to Blundell Park.

Dennis was a previous target for former Mariners’ boss Paul Hurst, who tried to sign the player ahead of Grimsby’s return to the Football League in 2016.

The player opted to move up into League One with Chesterfield, but successive relegations for the Spireites opened the door for a move to Notts County last summer for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £150,000.

Dennis has scored six times in 17 starts for the Magpies this season, but it his goal scoring form for both Macclesfield and Chesterfield that had previously caught the eye.

Having originally started his career with the Silkmen, Dennis returned to Moss Rose in 2015, on loan from Stockport. He netted 29 times in 45 outings for Macc, and then completed his switch from the Hatters to Chesterfield.

Despite Chesterfield’s relegation to the Football Conference last term, the frontman still managed to net 21 times for the Spireites.

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Dennis is expected to sign a loan deal until the end of the season at Blundell Park, and go straight into Saturday’s squad for the visit of Newport County to Cleethorpes.

It remains to be seen whether Dennis’ arrival means that the proposed move for Moses Ogbu is now off the table.

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