City Sign Grimsby Forward

Last updated : 04 September 2002 By Andy Beill
Phil Jevons
Phil Jevons after scoring at Anfield
The 23-year-old former Everton trainee is out of favour at Blundell Park despite being signed for a six-figure fee a year ago. He was transfer-listed in the summer but with no takers Paul Groves has kept him in his first team squad, though he is yet to start a game this season.

He was due to play against City tonight in a reserve match at Boothferry Park, but will instead join up with Jan Molby's squad for training tomorrow and is expected to travel to Cambridge on Saturday, competing with Gary Alexander, Gary Bradshaw, Simon Johnson and Lawrie Dudfield for a starting place.

Jevons may have caught Molby's eye with a goal against City in the Mariners' 2-1 defeat during pre-season, but his real claim to fame was a stunning extra time goal at Anfield to knock holders Liverpool out of the Worthington Cup a year ago.

He will be hoping to reproduce some of that form which brought him 8 goals last season, and get some further first team experience.