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1Luton283657
2Notts County281751
3Accrington Stanley271549

4Wycombe281449
5Exeter27548
6Coventry281147
7Mansfield281047

8Lincoln City281145
9Newport County28745
10Swindon27344
11Colchester29342
12Carlisle28138
13Cambridge Utd28-938
14Crawley Town28-536
15Stevenage28-335
16Grimsby29-1135
17Cheltenham29-534
18Port Vale29-732
19Morecambe28-1129
20Crewe28-1429
21Yeovil28-1228
22Chesterfield29-2227

23Forest Green28-1926
24Barnet28-1521

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Atkinson's Loan Boost

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 31/01/2008

ALAN Buckley has extended defender Rob Atkinson's loan at Blundell Park until the end of the season, a tremendous piece of news given the form of the on-loan Barnsley defender since November. While Atkinson stays, striker Isaiah Rankin has left Grimsby and will join Conference side Stevenage Borough.

Atkinson's arrival at the club, along with Sam Hird, has coincided with a massive turnaround in form of the Mariners, chiefly resulting from conceding a lot less goals rather than scoring a lot more. The 20-year-old has formed a great partnership with Fenton and Newey in the back three, and with Ryan Bennett pressing for a starting place, as well as Justin Whittle, Grimsby now have competition for places in a position they seemed light on when the season started. Sam Hird's loan ends in February, but the Doncaster defender has turned down a season long loan. Hird has been less impressive than Atkinson, but there are very few players at the club who can operate as a right wing-back, so it would have been good to extend the Doncaster defender's loan further - hopefully a further loan signing could be made rather than waste Bennett in that position.

Rankin ironically started the season as first choice striker, but by Christmas was bottom of the pile, when he was fit. It's a minor miracle that any club is willing to sign the 29-year-old who has been plagued by injury for at least two years, but Grimsby have released Rankin from his contract so that he can join the Conference outfit.

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