Grimsby Town FC

Grimsby Town Football Club have signed forward Virgil Gomis on loan from Nottingham Forest until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old has been part of the Nottingham Forest Academy system since the age of 16 and has spent time on loan at Braintree Town, Notts County and Macclesfield Town.

Gomis joins Forest team-mate Danny Preston, who joined Grimsby on loan earlier in the summer transfer window.

He will be eligible for The Mariners trip to face Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Grimsby manager Ian Holloway said: “Hopefully he will bring what Danny has told me he is all about. I’ve had a look at him a bit now and if you look at his record when he has been out on loan, it’s not as good as the 23’s, but both Gary Brazil and Danny Preston believe that he will respond very well to me.

“Hopefully, with the way I want to play I need lots of attackers to choose from and with the schedule of games that we’ve got because of the COVID situation, it’s absolutely paramount that I’ve got enough people to be fresh on a Saturday and then on the Tuesday and then again on the Saturday.”

Grimsby Town Football Club have completed the loan signings of winger Kyle Bennett and forward Owen Windsor.

Bennett, who began his footballing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, joins the club on loan from Bristol Rovers until the end of the season.

The 30-year-old has scored 40 goals in over 380 career appearances and has spent the last three years at Bristol Rovers.

He has also had spells at Bury, Doncaster Rovers, Crawley Town, Bradford City, Portsmouth and, most recently, on loan at Swindon Town.

Owen Windsor joined Grimsby on loan from West Bromwich Albion. | Photo: Grimsby Town Football Club

Windsor has joined the League Two club on loan from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old impressed with West Brom’s Under-18s before his introduction into the Baggies’ Premier League 2 squad this season, scoring five goals in as many appearances.

This takes Grimsby’s total number of new recruits to 14 after the signings of Bilel Mohsni, Ira Jackson Jr, Montel Gibson, Alhagi Touray Sisay, Danny Rose, Sean Scannell, Danny Preston, Luke Spokes, Owura Edwards, Terry Taylor, James Morton and George Williams.