Date: 9th January 2009 at 11:37pm
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Barnsley’s Robert Atkinson has signed for Grimsby Town on loan with a view to a permanent switch next week.

The youngster has only managed to scrounge ten first team appearances at Oakwell, the first of which came back in 2004 against Luton Town.

The defender has made almost forty appearances for the Cleethorpes club (yes their ground is in Cleethorpes) establishing himself in a League 2 backline.

Atkinson is also expected to feature for the Mariners in their clash with Morecambe at Blundell Park tomorrow.