Experienced Grant signs on season-long loan from Wrexham

Date published: 10 August 2020

Latics have swooped to snap up attack-minded midfielder Bobby Grant on loan from Wrexham AFC for the 2020/21 season.

The 30-year-old brings a wealth of experience to the Boundary Park club.

Grant has spent the past two-years at Wrexham, as well as enjoying a loan spell at Sky Bet League One side Accrington for the second part of the last campaign before the curtailment.

Currently, he has managed to make 50 appearances in all competitions for the Welsh side, finding the back of the net ten times, and is contracted to Wrexham until the summer of 2021.

Grant began his career at Accrington.

After breaking into the first-team he caught the eye with his performances, which saw him earn a move to Scunthorpe United.

After two-years with the Iron, he signed for Rochdale in 2012.

In his first permanent campaign at Spotland, he notched 16 goals in 38 games in all competitions.

Then came Blackpool, who beat a host of other clubs in swooping in for his signature.

Grant then went onto have a productive loan spell with Shrewsbury Town and was awarded the Football League Two Player of the Month award for March back in 2015 during their promotion season.

In July of that year he made the move to Fleetwood Town and became a regular in the team throughout his three-years with the Cod Army.

Overall, he featured 128 times and scored 24 goals, where he would become Fleetwood’s top goal scorer for the 2015/16 campaign.

Grant said: "The excitement I got from the gaffer in the way he wants to play, the style of play and the enthusiasm meant it was a no-brainer for me.

"I just can't wait to get going in this new challenge.

"It's been a long break because of what is going on in the world but as I say, I'm proper excited to go and meet the lads and get stuck into it."

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