Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley has been busy this transfer window and today brought in Jacob Hessenthaler from Gillingham.
Born in Gravesend, Kent, Hessenthaler began his career with Chelsea as an Under-8 in their youth system and was 15 when Chelsea released him after seven years with the club.
He signed his first professional contract with the Gillingham in February 2013. After loan spells with non-League clubs Lewes, Tamworth and Margate, he made his debut in The Football League in November 2013. He scored his first goal for Gilingham in a 4–2 win at home to Coventry on 11 March 2014, with a 40-yard strike in the 90th minute.
On 7 February 2014, Hessenthaler signed a new long-term deal at Gillingham to keep him contracted until the end of the 2018–19 season.
He was released by Gillingham at the end of the 2017–18 season and signed a two-year contract with Grimsby Town on 25 June 2018.