Grimsby Town have confirmed that Ben Davies has agreed to make his temporary coaching role permanent.

Davies will take the role of Under-23 manager while assisting both Ian Holloway and Anthony Limbrick on a daily basis with the younger pros and scholars, who now form a significant portion of the playing squad.

Davies wanted to give his thanks to Cleethorpes Town for allowing him to continue his role at The Mariners. “They have been brilliant. The club are a class act, to be honest, with the three chairmen that they have there and the manager and everything.

“It was a case of I was doing a lot of hours with the academy anyway, and they were brilliant with me doing that, so yes, they have made the transition easy for me, in all honesty. I had registration with them to keep playing, because I wanted to keep playing and enjoying football, but when an opportunity like this comes along, it was something that I couldn’t turn down.”

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