Forbes eyes Mariners stay
Adrian Forbes would love to make his stay at Grimsby Town permanent if the can help the club stay up.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 04/03/09 6:39pm
Grimsby's on-loan winger Adrian Forbes would love to make his stay at Blundell Park permanent, but only if he can help them avoid the drop.
The Marines slipped in the drop zone on Tuesday following their 1-0 defeat to leaders Brentford while Bournemouth, who began the season with a 17-point deduction, overcame Aldershot.
Forbes has thanked Grimsby boss Mike Newell for resurrecting his career and, if he helps the club retain their League Two status, would consider joining them permanently next season.
"My contract is up at the end of the season at Millwall, but if they get in the play-offs then I will have to return for that at the end of my loan period," he told skysports.com.
"For me, if Grimsby were to stay up, which is what we are trying to do whilst I am here, then I would definitely be interested in moving here on a permanent basis.
"In the meantime I am just concentrating on the job at hand and doing what I can to keep Grimsby up. At the same time I am trying to get my career back on track because nothing really happened for me at Millwall.
"The manager never gave me an opportunity to make things work there for me because I never got given a chance to prove what I am capable of, whereas Mike Newell gave me a chance to show what I can do and resurrect my career.
"I'd like to think that I have repaid him so far with my performances and the goals that I have scored. I'm just concentrating on keeping the club up and then whatever will be will be regarding my future at the end of the season."