GRIMSBY Town youngster Nathan Dixon has been released by the club.
The 18-year-old forward, who had made two substitute appearances for the first-team this season, was contracted until the summer after extending the six-month deal he penned in the close season.
But recent additions by boss Neil Woods have prompted the decision to allow the Yorkshireman, pictured, to leave. Woods said: “It is not a reflection on Nathan because he has worked really hard and has a great attitude.
“But the players we have got here now have pushed him down the pecking order and it is better for his career to move on and find another club and get playing.”
While Dixon departs, Woods isn’t expecting any more members of his squad to leave before Monday’s transfer deadline.
The Town boss added: “Conversations are going slowly with Peter and Rob.
“There will come a point where we can only go to a certain point.
“Both players have shown a terrific professional attitude and the situation certainly hasn’t affected them. Whether there is a lot of movement in their situations is debatable.
“They have to assess their situations because they will know, like us, if there are any offers.
“The only players that will potentially go out before Monday are ones we want to go out or those where somebody offers what we class as the correct valuation for that player.
“Our valuations are quite high now on some so I very much doubt there will be any leaving us at this stage.”