Grimsby (A) Match Preview

United will need to make sure there’s no New Years hangovers as they travel to Grimsby tomorrow needing to get their league campaign back on track.

Almost everyone’s fit, but some players are showing the effects of a busy season so we expect Bonner to take note of some sloppy performances and switch things up a bit. Grimsby are on a pretty bad run of form, as are we, but have the “new manager bounce” of Paul Hurst’s return to the club behind them.

Expected U’s Line-Up: Mitov, Knoyle, Darling, Cundy, Dunk, Davies, Digby, El Mizouni, Iredale, Mullin, Ironside

We’ve stuck with 4-4-2 but hope Bonner will consider other formations if it means getting the best out of certain players. Taylor & Hannant both look in need of a rest, whilst Adam May hasn’t offered much next to Digby.

Who’s Their Player To Watch? Midfielder Terry Taylor is highly rated by parent club Wolves, and George Williams has International experience with Wales.

Who’s In The Dugout: Paul Hurst is popular at Grimsby, having led them to promotion during his first spell at the club between 2013-2016, which also resulted in Wembley appearance in the FA Trophy Final where they suffered defeat to Wrexham. He rejoins the Mariners after Ian Holloway left just before Christmas.

What’s Their Recent Form Like? P5, W1, D1, L3, For 4, Against 8

Any Ex-United Players? None

Last Time Out: Cambridge 0-0 Grimsby, 22 October 2019

Sam Smith missed a penalty before tapping the rebound over from about four yards out. At least we didn’t lose.

From The Archives: Grimsby 3-4 Cambridge, 17 August 1991

That blue Fujitsu shirt, comedy 90’s defending, and United scoring a hatful of goals in the sunshine. What’s not to love?

UTAS Moosenet Tip: We want to say a rousing United win, but we’ll probably limp to another shite defeat. Let’s go somewhere in the middle, 1-0 United, Mullin

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