Former Darlington winger Erico Sousa has sealed a move to National League side Grimsby Town.

Manager Alun Armstrong had been in talks to keep Sousa, 26, for next season with the winger making a big impact since his move from Tadcaster Albion.

He was the Quakers top scorer in a season that was cut short by the pandemic with seven goals in 14 games. 

There has been plenty of interest in the former Accrington Stanley, Tranmere and Barrow man and it seems the lure of a move further up the football pyramid has persuded him to move to Grimsby Town, where he's signed a one-year contract.

Sousa told the Mariners club website: "It feels really good to be here, I'm happy to finally sign my contract and now I'm looking forward to getting started. 

"The gaffer got in touch with me about a week ago after speaking to my agent, after sorting out the ins and outs of bits.

"The mindset of the gaffer and the club (played a deciding factor), I love the fans, I have been here before even though I didn't get to play.

"I've seen what the fans are like so I am just looking forward to playing and showing them what I have got in front of them. 

"The aim is to jump straight back up this season. To me, the goal is promotion, anything else under that is an underachievement really, with the team that we will have this season."