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Green happy to be coming home

22 May 2015

Striker delighted to be returning to One Call Stadium.

Matt Green is delighted to be ‘coming home’ to Mansfield Town after signing a deal to spearhead our strike-force next season.

The 28-year-old, whose goals fired us to the Conference Premier title in 2012/13, is now determined to pick up where he left off and find the back of the net on a frequent basis in Sky Bet League Two.

“I can’t put it into words [what it means to be back],” said the striker.

“It’s something that has been ongoing for a couple of months now. The chairman has done everything possible to bring me to the club and to obviously come back and play for the gaffer and infront of all the fans is great.”

When asked what the main factors were in his return, he continued: “It’s just to pick up where I left off in terms of scoring goals and I know the fans have always taken kindly to me.

“On top of that Adam Murray is the manager now and it just seemed right. I obviously had two great seasons here, so you always want to be somewhere where you’re going to be happy.

“I love the area and everyone here seems to have looked after me, so it’s a pleasure to be back. We (me and my family) would like to like to live round here, so it does feel like coming home.”

Despite being sidelined for the vast majority of the 2014/15 campaign with a knee injury, the frontman says he is fully fit and raring to go and can’t wait until the start of next season.

“I feel fit and ready to go and I just can’t wait to get back out onto the pitch,” said Green, who scored in last month’s Birmingham Senior Cup Final win over Nuneaton Town for Birmingham City.

“I played about four reserve games towards the end of last season and you’ve got no place to hide in terms of fitness because it’s all on heart rate monitors. If you’re not working hard enough then the coaches will pull you up on it.

On how he’s improved as a player in his two years at St Andrews Stadium, he added: “I think they just built me up [to be] structurally better to play the game. I’m probably in the best shape of my life right now. I’ve still got my pace and I’m sure that I’ll be able to get a few goals.”

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