The reaction to Sean Scannell’s farewell message in July 2018 shows just how well-loved he was among Huddersfield Town fans.
The winger made 172 appearances across six years with the Terriers and was part of the squad that secured promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17 – though he never featured for them in the top flight.
Scannell was at the peak of his powers for Huddersfield in 2014/15, a season that saw him miss just four Championship games and score four times as well as providing eight assists.
There’s no denying that he was a fantastic servant to the club but the decision to let the 30-year-old move to Bradford City in 2018 certainly seemed the right one for both the player and the club.
A stress fracture in his back saw Scannell miss a large portion of his first season with the Bantams and when he returned to action he was unable to help them avoid relegation to League Two.
He didn’t spend long in the English fourth tier, however, and after agreeing to terminate his contract with Bradford by mutual consent, joined League One outfit Blackpool in August 2019 – reuniting with former Terriers boss Simon Grayson.
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But once again injury problems limited his contributions meaning that after just one year and just 12 appearances for the Tangerines, he was released last summer.
Scannell wasn’t a free agent for long though and joined up with League Two Grimsby Town ahead of the start of the 2020/21 campaign.
Unfortunately, the 30-year-old’s time at Grimsby has been notable for all the wrong reasons. Continued injury problems have limited him to just 12 appearances this term as the Mariners battle relegation and there was even a bust-up with former boss Ian Holloway on the sideline.
Sitting bottom of the English fourth tier, Grimsby would certainly benefit from the winger getting back to his best as we move toward the conclusion of the current campaign.