⚽ Mariners set to capture non league starlet

Grimsby Town’s next signing of the transfer window looks set to be a highly-rated young midfielder that is currently plying his trade in non league.

Sources close to the player’s agent suggest that The Mariners are set to bring 20-year-old Luke Spokes to the club from Southern League Premier Division South Taunton Town.

A tall and rangy midfielder, Luke graduated from South Gloucestershire College, before moving into the non league circles with Magnotsfield United.

Luke netted three times in 23 games for Magnotsfield, before moving onto Yate Town. His performances to this point caught the eye of professional clubs and the midfielder spent time on trial at both Burnley and Ipswich Town.

He caught the eye with the Bluebells last season and signed for Taunton in January.

Extending his stay with the Peacocks this summer, Luke is set to become the latest non league star to join the Mariners’ ranks this summer.

Luke was on the scoresheet for Taunton in Wednesday’s 5-1 friendly victory over Bideford.

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