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Vernam relishing Grimsby runout

19 July 2022

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Charles Vernam is looking forward to returning to Blundell Park for the first time as an Imp on Tuesday night.

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The winger made 81 competitive appearances for Grimsby Town between January 2018 and August 2021.

He said: “It’s a place I have fond memories of. I enjoyed playing there, they gave me an opportunity to progress and come out of playing Academy football and step up to first-team football.

“It’d be nice to go back in a competitive fixture as the atmosphere would be exceptional, but even though it’s pre-season it’ll be nice to be back and against a good team who had a great season last time.”

Grimsby provided Vernam’s first taste of regular first-team football after initially joining on loan from the Academy system at Derby County.

He added: “It was a really important learning curve for me. That was my opportunity, and I realised the importance of performing every time you went out on the pitch.

“There’s still a couple of lads from when I was there, so it’ll be nice to see a few familiar faces even though I’m now fully focused on achieving for Lincoln City.”

Tuesday’s night’s friendly kicks-off at 7.30pm, with supporters able to book tickets online here until 7pm.

Everyone attending the game will be given a complimentary bottle of water courtesy of both clubs.


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