Giles Coke has admitted the recent uncertainty over whether his move to Grimsby Town would go through has been difficult.

The experienced midfielder has been playing for Hereford this season in the National League North.

Like recent Bulls forward Lenell John-Lewis, he has linked up with League Two Grimsby of late, but Coke had an agonising wait to find out if his registration would allow him to sign.

Mariners boss Paul Hurst said he could see Coke ‘get quite emotional really, angry, annoyed and disappointed’ when it appeared the deal may not go through.

After his switch was finally given the green light, the former Sheffield Wednesday man told Grimsby’s website:

“I am absolutely delighted! It’s been a tough week or two not knowing if I would be able to sign, but I am just so happy that it has been able to get sorted.

“I have really been enjoying my time here so far. We have got a really good bunch of players now, especially with some new signings coming in, which always lifts the place, so I personally am really happy looking at this squad, and hopefully we can now start putting in performances to get results and get points on to the board.”

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