Manager Paul Cox has revealed that Matt Green has been made a ‘very good offer’ to stay at Mansfield Town as we prepare for our return to the Football League.
The 26-year-old, who was top scorer in the Conference Premier last term, has been heavily linked with a move to Birmingham City, amongst others, throughout the summer.
However, with Green keeping his options open in regards to his future, our boss says that he is doing his utmost to keep the talisman at One Call Stadium.
Cox said: “We’ve made Matt a very good offer and he has stated that if he isn’t going to sign for Birmingham, he wants to come back here.
“But from what I can gather, Birmingham are still very keen to sign him.
“I understand Matt’s desire to play at the highest level possible and I’ll be respectful of whatever he decides, but I’ve got to do what is best for Mansfield Town Football Club.
“Signing a striker is our main priority, but there isn’t a huge panic because we’re aware that there are a number of good players out there.
“At the moment, we’re talking to a number of clubs, representatives and players, so I’m hopeful that something will happen soon.
“I’ve already spoken to five good centre-forwards, who I believe would be good additions to our side, and we‘ve missed out on Calvin Zola, who has signed for an SPL team.
“As long as we get someone in before the start of the season, I’ll be happy,” added Cox.
Meanwhile, our boss has also confirmed that shot-stopper Ian Deakin, who played for Buxton last season, is training with the squad.