The Grimsby Town FC

Question of the Week

Should Russell Slade be sacked?

Yes immediately
Give him one more game


Donno: I Want to Stay

By: Richard Lord
Date: 22/01/2001

Grimsby midfielder-turned goal scorer Kevin Donovan, who has recently scored 4 goals in 12 starts, said he would like to continue playing his football at Blundell Park as Lennie Lawrence sorts out contract talks with the players.

Donovan, who scored a 92nd minute equaliser at Stockport this weekend said, in regards to contract talks "I have spoken to the manager, he knows my position and negotiations are ongoing at the moment,"

Talking to The Grimsby Evening Telegraph, the Yorkshireman continued, "if things are right from his point of view and my point of view, things will be sorted out, but contract negotiations are never quick things, it is just a matter of time and we will see how it goes."

Manager Lawrence accepts the fact that he might be resigned to losing the ex-Baggie at the end of the season as he became free to talk to any club from January 1st. "No doubt there will be other clubs that can afford to pay him more than we can, but I do hope he stays here because I think he is a fundamental part of the team."

Donovan, who has been virtually ever-present since the beginning of Lawrence's reign, is aware of the manager's opinion of him. "We have spoken about it (the contract) and I have no doubt he could earn more money elsewhere, but he knows what I think of him" commented Lawrence. The 29-year old only needs six more appearances for the Mariners to beat the number of times he's appeared for West Brom. "I love playing my football here, the gaffer knows it and everybody knows it, we'll just have to wait and see" added Donovan.

Add To Facebook

This site is by the fans, for the fans, and we will consider articles on any subject relating to the Mariners whether it be related to current news, a nostalgic look back in the past, a story about a player, a game or games in the past, something about Blundell Park or football in general. Click here to submit your article!

Related Stories

Forum Latest
Thread TitlePostsLatest Post
We won something!18FishOutOfWater18/01 14:00
Chinese resturant5moosey_club18/01 13:55
ICENIAN PREDICTION LEAGUE 2018. WEEK 154Abdul1918/01 13:43
A proper disgruntled chairman14Les Brechin18/01 13:36
Change/add-a-letter/remove-one Word Game thread...30,627grimsby pete18/01 13:00
Word Association Game44,558grimsby pete18/01 12:59
Hartlepool 24AndyDarloFC18/01 12:18
Tickets for Colchester 30Danny Coynes Left Glove18/01 10:56
Asante coming back40acko33818/01 10:06
January Transfers / Discussion – League Two30golfer18/01 09:31

News  | Features  | Submit Article  |   | 
© 2018