Imps Wembley hero signs for Grimsby

Lincoln City’s Wembley hero Elliott Whitehouse has joined county rivals Grimsby Town on a two-year deal.

Grimsby Town confirmed the news on its official website, but a spokesperson for Lincoln City said “the club aren’t commenting on the matter”.

As previously reported, the midfielder scored the winning goal as the Imps lifted the Checkatrade Trophy with a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury in their first trip to Wembley in 133 years back in April.

The 24-year-old joined the Imps back in 2016 on a deal to run until the end of the 2017/18 season and was offered a new contract by the club last month.

However, he has chosen to move on to pastures new to become Grimsby boss Michael Jolley’s fourth summer signing ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The midfielder was a product of Sheffield United’s academy before going on to play for Alfreton, York, Notts County, FC Halifax Town, Nuneaton and most recently Lincoln.

Goal hero Elliott Whitehouse celebrating with his Lincoln City team-mates at Wembley. Photo: Lincoln City Football Club