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1516 burnley luke hendrie 00 300x500Defender Luke Hendrie, who left Burnley for Shrewsbury Town in the transfer window last January, has today signed a permanent deal with Grimsby Town that will keep him at Blundell Park until the end of the 2020/2021 season.

We signed Hendrie from Derby in the summer of 2015 but he didn’t make the first team at Turf Moor and during his time with us enjoyed loans at Hartlepool, York, Kilmarnock and Bradford City, his home town club. He looked set to sign permanently for them a year ago but the two clubs couldn’t come to an agreement and that led to him moving to Shrewsbury.

He made ten appearances as they reached the League One play-offs under Paul Hurst, but found himself out of the picture at the start of this season with new manager John Askey. That led to Michael Jolley, who had worked with Hendrie at Burnley, taking him on loan.

He’s been regular in the Grimsby team and has now moved there permanently, a decision that has delighted Jolley, the League Two Manager of the Month for December. He said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Luke to the club permanently. I knew when we brought Luke to Grimsby that we were bringing in a great professional and a great person in our dressing room.

“We have worked very hard to secure Luke’s services permanently in a competitive market where other clubs wanted to sign him. I truly believe he is someone who can help us take the club forward in the years to come. I fully expect him to become a real leader for us in the future.”

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