SHAUN PEARSON says nothing will be won or lost tonight at Blundell Park but the Grimsby Town centre-back admits victory over former club Wrexham would be a significant result.

The 32-year-old made 132 league appearances during his four year spell at The Racecourse which came to an end in the summer when he turned down the offer of a new contract in favour of rejoining the Mariners who he played for from 2011-17.

A huge fans’ favourite during his time in north Wales, Pearson has fond memories of playing for Wrexham where he was captain.

Something has to give with both teams making unbeaten starts to the National League season and Pearson is firmly focussed on Grimsby picking up three points to keep that record in tact.

“I had a wonderful four years at Wrexham and I will always look back at it with fond memories,” said Pearson.

“I was proud to play for the club and proud of the way I performed.

“You would rather be liked than disliked but I would like to think I earned a little bit of that with the way I played but also the way I handled myself while I represented Wrexham, and obviously when I was at Grimsby first time around.

“But once you get out on the pitch, all that is forgotten about.

“I am just looking forward to getting out there and from our perspective, hopefully getting another victory and a big one for us because even though it’s early doors, it’s two unbeaten sides going up against each other that are expected to be towards the top end come the end of the season.”

Pearson, who won the Player of the Year award at Wrexham in 2017-18 and helped the Reds secure a playoff spot the following season, added: “Nothing is going to be win or lost on Tuesday, whoever wins isn’t guaranteed to be anywhere in the league and whoever loses isn’t necessarily going to have a bad season.

“But at the same time, both teams have started well and both teams will want to keep their unbeaten run going.”

“From our perspective, it is a good chance to see where we are at against a team that has invested the way Wrexham have over the summer.

“A lot of teams will probably look at Wrexham as the benchmark with the investment they have made and if we can get a win, it will be a great boost for us.”

Pearson was absent on Saturday when Grimsby came from behind to win 3-1 at Torquay United because his wife gave birth the previous day.

Hopeful of returning to the side against Wrexham, Pearson believes it has the makings of a “cracking game”.

“I am looking forward to it, a game between two unbeaten teams,” added Pearson.

“These are the kind of games you want to play in.

“I didn’t play at the weekend with the baby arriving and we got a great win so I am just hoping to get back in the team first and foremost.

“Wrexham will bring a few fans, we have sold a fair few tickets as well and I imagine it will be a cracking game under the lights.”