Grimsby Town are managed by Russell Sladewho replaced Marcus Bignot in April 2017. It was Slade's third job of the 2016/17 season (Charlton & Coventry City) as he returned to the club he managed for two seasons between 2004 and 2006.
Between 2010 and 2016 Grimsby spent sox straight seasons trapped in the Conference, until Paul Hurst led the club up into the Football League after beating Forest Green Rovers 3-1 in the play-off final.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Grimsby Town collect wins versus Yeovil Town, Cambridge United and Blackpool while suffering adverse results at Barnet, Cheltenham Town, Doncaster Rovers and Portsmouth. Draws against Plymouth Argyle, Accrington Stanley and Crawley Town has seen them show mid-table form at best.