Date: 27th January 2011 at 4:28pm
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Speculation continues as to whether or not Grimsby Town have submitted an improved offer for Cambridge United winger Robbie Willmott.

BBC`s sports website reports that United`s board is currently considering an improved bid from a Blue Square Premier club, having previously rejected a five figure offer for the 20 year old, a product of their club`s highly respected youth system.

Grimsby Town manager, Neil Woods, played down the rumours that his club were leading the chase for the highly rated Willmott. Speaking to the Grimsby Evening Telegraph he said ‘We made a bid for Robbie, we’ve not hidden that fact, but it is now becoming an auction that we are not involved in”.

However, the Cambridge manager, Martin Ling, has spoken to BBC Radio Cambridge saying “Robbie Willmott might not be with us at the weekend, he might be with us at the weekend’ adding, ‘It’s out of my hands. I’ve done all of the negotiations with the other club and I’ve moved it over to the board.’

So, it’s a case of ‘watch this space’

Back in Grimsby, former Hull City midfielder Bryan Hughes continues to train with the Mariners. No decision has yet been concluded between the parties, concerning a short term deal to the end of the current season for the 34 year old.

Last week, the Mariners had agreed a fee with Mansfield Town for their striker Rob Duffy. That deal fell through when the player could not agree personal terms, and the Welsh Premier League`s website is reporting that Duffy is now in talks with Neath F.C.

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