FORMER Wanderers favourite Fil Morais will not face his former club today having seemingly played his last game for Grimsby.

The winger was involved in a dispute with team-mate Stefan Payne in the defeat at Bradford last time out which saw the striker go to headbutt Morais.

Payne was sent off and Morais immediately substituted with the high-profile incident occurring as the players went down the tunnel for half-time at Valley Parade.

Now Grimsby boss Paul Hurst has decided both men will not feature in a run-in that sees the Mariners clinging to their EFL status at the bottom of the League Two table, seven points adrift with six games left to play.

“Him (Payne) and Fil are both still contracted to the football club, but neither of them will be making an appearance for us,” Hurst told GrimsbyLive at his pre-match press conference.

Asked about their long-term futures, Hurst added: “I’ve made my decision on that.

“It was an incident that we didn’t want to have to be talking about, and it didn’t reflect well on the football club.”

Known as ‘The Postman’ by Wanderers fans, Morais has scored one goal in 16 Grimsby appearances since joining in December.

The 35-year-old had been without a club for the first part of the campaign after leaving Crawley last summer in a bid to find a club further north.