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Ross Hannah Ready For Anything At Grimsby

ROSS HANNAH has told The NLP he feels ready for any big occasion his Grimsby career throws at him after being on the bench in Bradford’s Capital Cup semi-final first-leg win over Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old former Matlock Town striker scored nine goals in 14 starts during a three-month loan at Blundell Park, but returned to the League Two Bantams before Christmas.

The clubs finally agreed on a fee to secure his return to Cleethorpes on a permanent deal this week, and with the Mariners chasing Blue Square Bet Premier promotion and FA Trophy success, Hannah says he’s ready for anything.

He told The NLP: “It was brilliant being involved in front of a 22,000 crowd in such a big game.

“I’ve had that experience, whether I’ve played or been on the bench, of being involved in front of big crowds for the last year and a bit at Bradford and I’d like to think that I wouldn’t get overawed with big crowds anymore because I’ve been used to it.

“Even though I didn’t get on the pitch, it was really good to be involved the other night. From my Matlock days, I never thought I’d ever be involved in a League Cup semi-final.

“It’s a cliché, but you do dream about it and football’s a funny old game, isn’t it? One minute you find yourself out on loan, the next minute you’re on the bench in a League Cup semi-final. Then you’re sold. It’s surreal.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at such a good club as Bradford and I have learned a lot. I’d have liked to have played more, but I’m also happy and lucky that I’m going to a great club in Grimsby Town.”

For more of Ross Hannah’s thoughts on his move to Grimsby, see Sunday’s edition of The Non-League Paper.

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