Grimsby make double swoop for Cass and Svanthorsson

Lewis Cass in action for Stockport County
Lewis Cass made nine appearances during a loan spell with League Two winners Stockport County last season [Getty Images]

Grimsby have signed former Port Vale defender Lewis Cass and Iceland international midfielder Jason Dadi Svanthorsson, both on two-year deals.

Cass, 24, made 71 appearances for the Valiants over the course of two loan spells followed by a permanent move to Vale Park.

He finished the 2023-24 season on loan at League Two winners Stockport County, where he scored once in nine league appearances.

"I’ve been involved in a couple of promotions recently and we’ve got a good squad here and hopefully everyone can push each other," he told the club website.

Svanthorsson, who can play as a winger or attacking midfielder and has five full caps for his country, joins the Mariners from Icelandic club Breidablik for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old said: "It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so excited to get started. I think everyone wants to play in England."

The pair become Grimsby's sixth and seventh new arrivals this summer.