Two In & Two Out - Trinity Deadline Day

Two In & Two Out - Trinity Deadline Day

It has been a busy Transfer Deadline Day for Trinity Interim Manager, Liam King. A pair of comings and goings can now be confirmed following the expiration of 5pm deadline.

Returning to the club is utility man Thomas Davie, who has most recently spent time at Evo-Stik Premier Division rivals Scarborough Athletic. Tom is no stranger to the Martin & Co Arena and will quickly look to re-establish himself in the hearts and minds of the Trinity faithful. "Football hasn’t really been the kindest to me since Lee Sinnott let me go at the end of last season, but I am buzzing to get back on the field."

Having had spells at Matlock Town and Scarborough, before returning to Lincolnshire for another spell, Davie is well known to Trinity’s Interim boss, the two having played together at North Ferriby United. "Tom offers good options all over the park, particularly in the full back area where we perhaps haven’t had the strength in depth, we have been able to add to the team in recent weeks. I have said before how it is important to add that competition for places across the team. I know with Tom you are getting a 110% week in week out."

Two In & Two Out - Trinity Deadline Day

In addition to the return of Tom Davie, the Holy Blues can also confirm the arrival of teenager Ben Hughes from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday. The young Owl joins on loan until the end of the season. A versatile youngster that was the leading goal-scorer for the Wednesday youth side, saw his performances rewarded with a first-year professional contract. Highly thought of by Sheffield Wednesday’s Academy Manager Steve Haslam, Hughes is described as rapid, with an eye for goal.

With a short time to run on that first-year pro contract, the opportunity to impress at Gainsborough is a fantastic one for club and player alike as Trinity look to secure an end of season play-off spot. "With having to shuffle the pack a little, ahead of the final half dozen games, bringing in a player with the potential of Ben to the football club is one I am excited to get over the line. He’s a cracking young player and will give us a different outlet in the wide areas. I was getting a bit edgy as the deadline approached as I was really keen to get this deal completed, to push it through and complete a crazy transfer deadline day. The last hour in particular was just madness!"

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Returning to their parent clubs are Will Longbottom and George Hornshaw. Doncaster Rovers expressing a desire to have their full squad back for the closing stages of the 2018/19 season, while a new manager at the helm at Lincolnshire neighbours, Scunthorpe United, means George can go back and impress the new boss.

Of the two returns, King declared "I want to place on record my thanks for Will and George. Their commitment and professionalism for the cause, getting Gainsborough into a position to be competing for the play-off positions has been brilliant. We didn’t want to send them back, they were called back by their clubs and that just shows the attitudes the lads’ have demonstrated whilst they have been here."

The Holy Blues are next in action on Saturday afternoon, making the trip to promotion rivals Warrington Town. Let us see as many of you as possible along for the trip, in a fixture where the maximum number of points can propel us back into the play-off spots.

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