Danny Rose and Toby Mullarkey join Grimsby Town

Striker Danny Rose and defender Toby Mullarkey sign for Grimsby Town Credit: Clare McCahill (ETPhotos)

In a move to bolster their attacking and defensive lineup, Grimsby Town announced the signings of striker Danny Rose and defender Toby Mullarkey.

Rose, formerly of Stevenage, joins Grimsby Town on a two-year contract. The 29-year-old had a role in securing Stevenage's promotion from Sky Bet League Two last season, where he contributed nine goals across 52 appearances.

The striker's experience extends to two seasons with Northampton Town, including one in League One, where he made 75 league appearances.

His tenure at Mansfield Town was also noteworthy, particularly his performances in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 campaigns, scoring fourteen and eleven goals respectively.

Paul Hurst, manager of Grimsby Town, expressed his admiration for Rose's skills.

“We like Danny a lot and have for the last couple of seasons now. When you ask defenders who play against him, they say that he is a nightmare to play against. He’s very good in the air and provides a physical presence on the pitch. He’s got a lot of know-how, a lot of experience and he can bring a lot to the squad."

Upon joining the club, Rose stated: “I’m over the moon and delighted. As soon as I heard there was interest, I rang my agent and told him to get it over the line. I can’t wait to get started!”

Grimsby Town's second addition of the summer is defender Toby Mullarkey, also signed for a two-year deal from Rochdale.

The 27-year-old is known for his time at Altrincham, where he played over a hundred matches..

Mullarkey is a Crewe Alexandra Academy product and has spent time at Leek Town, Nantwich Town, and Rochdale.

Hurst praised the defender's capabilities: “He’s a very good player and a good size. He can play centre-back but can also play right-back. He’s comfortable on the ball and is probably a more modern-day centre back because of how good he is on the ball."

Mullarkey echoed the sentiments of his new teammate, expressing his enthusiasm about joining Grimsby Town.

“I’m delighted to be here. It’s a massive club and I’m really pleased to get it over the line. I know the club’s ambitions and what it means to the fans so I’m delighted to be on board."