The summer transfer activity at Blundell Park is yet to get into full swing, with Grimsby Town boss Russell Slade biding his time ahead of adding a number of new faces to his squad.
The Mariners looked good for a play-off spot at times last season, before faltering to a disappointing mid-table finish, but with fierce local rivals Lincoln City back in the division, Grimsby must find an extra gear to finish above their Lincolnshire rivals next year.
Adding goals to his side will be the key to success, and Slade has already spoken to the media about his desire to bring Nicky Maynard and Tyler Walker to the club next season.
With no progress on either deal since Slade’s admission, the former Leyton Orient boss may turn to other targets, and could consider a deal for free agent Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.
The former Manchester United youngster was recently released by relegated Chesterfield, and is likely to be looking for a new club in League Two ahead of the new campaign.
The striker was prolific in his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, and his record of a goal every four games for Chesterfield is not disastrous.
The player still has a lot to offer, and if he can rediscover his goalscoring form in League Two with the Mariners, Slade will have a deadly marksman on his hands.