Grimsby sign striker Andy Cook from Barrow

Grimsby Town have signed striker Andy Cook from Blue Square Bet Premier rivals Barrow.

The 21-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Blundell Park, with an option to extend it.

Because he is under 23, the two clubs are now negotiating over a fee, or the matter will have to be settled by an Football Association tribunal.

He scored 17 goals in 39 games for Barrow last season, including a hat-trick against champions Fleetwood.

Cook began his career with Carlisle United but loan spells with Workington and Barrow followed before he joined the latter permanently in January 2011.