Elding happy at Grimsby

Preston fail to agree fee for striker

Anthony Elding: Enjoyed excellent debut campaign with Mariners

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Anthony Elding is happy to remain at Grimsby Town despite Preston North End enquiring about his services.

It is understood North End manager Graham Westley made an enquiry about the striker's availability but was unable to agree a fee with the Mariners.

Elding played under Westley at Stevenage and with the Lilywhites manager looking to bolster his squad, was keen to bring in a player he knows well.

The 30-year-old striker joined Grimsby at the beginning of last season after rejecting a contract with League Two Plymouth Argyle and signed a new one-year deal in March after being made club captain.

Elding insists that despite the obvious allure of playing in the Football League, he is more than happy at Grimsby.

"Who wouldn't want to play in League One if they had the chance but nothing came of it so nothing has changed in terms of my commitment to Grimsby," he told skysports.com.

"I had a decent first season, but I intent to do even better next season and hopefully get this club back to where they belong in the Football League."