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Hannah loaned to Grimsby

20 September 2012

The football club can confirm that, subject to receiving the relevant Football League and Football Conference clearances, City striker Ross Hannah has now completed a loan move to Blue Square Bet Premier Division side Grimsby Town.

The 26 year old has signed a three month loan deal at Blundell Park to keep him with the Mariners until 22nd December.

City do have a recall clause in place after 28 days of the loan deal, however.

Hannah, who trained with his new Grimsby team-mates for the first time this Thursday morning, is now in line to make his Mariners debut against Luton Town tomorrow (Friday) night.

The Bantams forward joins Grimsby on loan having not played a single minute of City's first-team matches so far this season.

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson said: "With Ross, we just felt it was the right time for him to go out on loan.

"Having fallen down the pecking order a bit here, Ross has understandably become increasing frustrated.

"We have James (Hanson), Alan Connell, Nahki Wells, Garry Thompson and Adam Baker who can play up front. Zavon Hines is another one who can play for us in attack. He has done that very well in the past with West Ham.

"So we felt we had enough cover to allow Ross to go out on loan.

"The board haven't put me under any pressure to let him go out in terms of saving wages, but it does allow us to bring someone in if we pick up any injuries.

"When a player is frustrated and wants to play, it's sometimes best to let them go out and get some minutes under their belt."

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