In news which made set a world record for making the Gloverscast out of date, Jordan Maguire-Drew is a Yeovil Town player.

Within minutes of us posting an article about comments made by Grimsby Town boss Paul Hurst saying he was expecting the playmaker back at Blundell Park, the player’s departure from the League Two side was confirmed.

Then 19 minutes later, he was confirmed as signing an 18-month contract at Huish Park.

In a statement on ytfc.net, the 25-year-old said: “I’m delighted to be here permanently. I really enjoyed my first month and now having the move sorted, I can’t wait to kick on.

I’d like to thank the fans for their support so far, it was your support that made this an easy decision for me.

The deal ends a somewhat odd bit of statement tit-for-tat between North East Lincolnshire and South Somerset.

When Maguire-Drew signed back in December, the Glovers said that “personal terms have been agreed for the player to sign on a permanent contract during the January transfer window, subject to the completion of a satisfactory medical” whilst Grimsby referred to it only as a one-month loan.

The Mariners then followed up with a statement reiterating their position “in light of contradictory statements“, before adding: “Although we can confirm that informal discussions regarding a permanent transfer have taken place between the two clubs, it is important to state that nothing has been formally agreed at this stage and Jordan remains under contract with GTFC.”

True at the time, we guess, but then minutes after Yeovil boss Mark Cooper confirmed he expected the player to sign after the 4-1 defeat at Bromley on Saturday, his Grimsby counterpart Paul Hurst said differently.

Either way, on the basis of his performances since arriving in Somerset – welcome to Huish Park permanently, JM-D!


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