Grimsby Town striker Matt Green is hoping to be selected for tonight’s Sky Bet League Two clash against former club Salford City at Moor Lane (7.45pm).
The Mariners face Graham Alexander’s side, who are currently 19th in the league, for the first time ever this evening.
Green scored four goals in 21 National League appearances the Ammies last season as they gained promotion to the EFL for the first time in their history.
And the 32-year-old, who missed Town’s 2-2 draw with Oldham Athletic through illness on Saturday, is hoping to be selected against his ex-club this evening.
Speaking exclusively on iFollow Mariners, he said: “What I could analyse from my time there is that the job got done because we got promoted to the EFL.
“I scored some important goals in that time for them, and we managed to get the job done.
“I think they’re grateful for my input, and I’m grateful for their input on my career as well.
“In the end everyone got what they wanted from the situation, but unfortunately I couldn’t move to Manchester and I’m happy to be at Grimsby Town.
“There are a lot of friendly faces and good people there. There was no other reason that I had to leave the club other than the geography and location.
“Obviously I’ll be wishing them all the best for the rest of the season – they’re a good set of lads with a top manager, and great people behind the scenes.
“I wish them all the best but my duty as a Grimsby Town player is to go there and try get all three points.
“You always want to show your worth and prove yourself in every game.
“But to go back there and put on a proper performance, if selected, then that’s what I’ll be wanting to do because these are the games that you want to play in.”
Michael Jolley’s side will have played 15 matches in 59 days in all competitions by the end of September.
And Green, who has scored two goals in seven league appearances so far this season, believes the hectic schedule is having a positive effect on the Mariners.
He said: “It’s relentless at the moment. It’s eight games for us this month, and this is why you play football.
“You want to be playing in matches, and over this period it’s not been bad for us because we’ve managed to pick up points.
“We’ve got a fantastic cup run to look forward to now against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Stamford Bridge.
“So all of that adds to the momentum and gives the group a lot of confidence.
“And we’ll have to back it up this evening now – that will be our focus – and then we’ll take it from there.”
Watch Matt Green’s full pre-Salford City interview in full for free on iFollow Mariners.