Late on Tuesday night NCEL Division One side Grimsby Borough confirmed the signing of former EFL player Peter Winn.
BREAKING: Everyone at the Club is delighted to announce the signing of @peterwinn88 from Cleethorpes Town! The 29 year old, ex professional will add a lot of quality and experience to the squad and we are extremely happy to see him in a Borough shirt! #OneBoro🔴 pic.twitter.com/eucXpd8Jw4
— Grimsby Borough F.C. (@Grimsby_Borough) July 17, 2018
Winn started his career at Scunthorpe United, and was on the club’s books for five years, making his Scunthorpe debut at the age of 16 when a second-year scholar. Despite making four first-team appearances during Scunthorpe’s 2007–08 campaign, Winn struggled for first-team appearances, and was subsequently loaned out to Northwich Victoria and Barrow respectively towards the latter stages of the 2008–09 season.
He joined Conference National side Gateshead the following season initially on a two-month loan deal, before extending the loan deal until the end of the season. On return to his parent club, Winn was released, and rejected a contract offer from Gateshead in favour of a move to Stevenage in 2010, signing a one-year deal with the Hertfordshire side. In his first season with Stevenage, Winn helped the club earn promotion to League One in May 2011. Winn was loaned out to Conference National sides Cambridge United and Grimsby Town during the 2011–12 season.
He was released by Stevenage in May 2012, and joined Conference National side Macclesfield Town a month later.
A month after being released by Stevenage, Winn signed for Conference National side Macclesfield Town on a free transfer. He signed a two-year deal with the club.
Winn made his debut for Macclesfield in the club’s first game of the 2012–13season, playing the whole match in a 2–1 away defeat to Hereford United.
Winn played a pivotal part in Macclesfield’s 2–1 FA Cup victory over Championship side Cardiff City on 5 January 2013, assisting Matthew Barnes-Homer’s first goal as Macclesfield came from a goal down to win, reaching the Fourth Round of the competition.
In February 2013, with Macclesfield trailing 1–0 in a home match against Luton Town, Winn was forced to play 68 minutes as a goalkeeper after Rhys Taylor was sent-off for fouling Luton striker Andre Gray.He kept a clean sheet during the match, as Macclesfield came back to draw 1–1.
Winn left Macclesfield in 2014 and joined Chester, making just 12 appearances, and 11 out on loan to Kings Lynn Town.
After an injury hit season he decided to return to his birthplace of Cleethorpes and joined The Owls in 2015.
After three successful seasons with the Owls including the NCEL League Cup, NCEL Premier Division title and an FA Vase Final at Wembley, Winn has decided to leave and has signed for their neighbours Grimsby Borough.