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🗣️ Matt Green's First Interview As A Grimsby Town Player

New Grimsby Town signing Matt Green is excited about the future after penning a two-year deal at Blundell Park

10 June 2019

New Grimsby Town signing Matt Green is ambitious about the Sky Bet League Two 2019-20 season at Blundell Park.

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The 32-year-old striker, who left Salford City at the weekend, signed a two-year deal with Michael Jolley’s side earlier today.

And Green, who has scored 126 goals in 407 career league appearances, is excited about life with the Mariners.

Speaking in his first interview as a Grimsby Town player, exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “It feels great to be here. It’s a big club – you realise that as soon as you walk in through the door.

“The amount of history and success the club has had over a long period of time.

“It’s great for me to be able to come here and play back in the Football League, and hopefully add some quality to the team.

“It’s a brilliant, fantastic Football League club, and it’s a good team to be a part of.

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“I like to play for clubs that are highly ambitious because I am myself, so I like to go somewhere that is fighting for promotion or a cup run.

“If I can, that’s what I want to do – you want as much silverware as you can get as a player, so you can look back at it one day with a big smile on your face.

“It’s about getting as much success as you can as a player, and football clubs who are willing to invest on the pitch on a Saturday, they usually go on and do things, so I can’t wait to get started!

 “I’m sure there are going to be plenty of new faces coming in as well, and there are also lads who have done really well here over the last few seasons.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of that, and getting to know them all.”

And Green revealed that Town manager Jolley’s ambition, hunger, and determination made the move to the Mariners even more appealing and attractive.

He said: “He’s got a lot of experience, and he’s a good manager, and it’s something that you always want to be a part of.

“He came across really well, he’s done a brilliant job over the last two years, and he’s done a lot of research on me, and he really wanted me to come into the club.

“He said ‘This year we’re going to have a go, we’re going to go for it this season!’

“It’s all about trying to get as much success as you can as a player – especially if the manager is telling you that they’re going for it this season.

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“And he said we wants to bring in five or six new players who are going to give us a certain amount of quality week in week out consistently on a Saturday.

“He’s done a great job over the last two seasons, and speaking to people who know him – they’ve all said that he’s a genuine, really nice guy to work for.

“So it all just seemed a really good situation and, with it being so close to my home and my two children, it worked out good.”

Watch Matt Green’s first interview as a Grimsby Town player for free exclusively on iFollow Mariners.

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