Mansfield Town striker Matt Green aims to hit 30 goal target

Stags v Tamworth
Stags v Tamworth
Have your say

Stags striker Matt Green hopes to reach 30 goals this season and fire Mansfield Town back into the Football League in the proccess.

Sharpshooter Green has already hit 22 goals in all competitions this season, the best tally of his career, and needs eight more goals in the remaining 13 games to reach his landmark target.

Green, who hit the winner against Tamworth on Saturday, said: “I am hitting the back of the net on a consistent basis now which is very pleasing. Every goal I score means a lot to me, whether it’s the league or a cup competition.

“This is the best part of my career and I am enjoying every minute at Mansfield Town, I couldn’t have wished for things to have gone as good since I made the move here, this is a great place to come and play football.

“I just want to keep things going now and keep getting the goals, I have got the target of 30 goals in my head and there is the time to do it, I just need to keep doing the right thing.”

The former Oxford goal-getter also praised his fellow team-mates for the progress Mansfield have made since the start of the season.

Said Green: “We are building momentum at the right time. We did not play our best on Saturday, but we showed good character from behind to get the win and that is a good sign.

“We have progressed well as a side since the start of the season and maybe we would not have fought back like that earlier in the season.

“I think we have got good mental strength at the moment, we have a good togetherness as a team and everything is going to plan at the moment.

“We are just treating Saturday’s game like any other match where we aim to get all three points, it should be a great game,”

Green, who has hit four goals in his last two appearances, also praised boss Paul Cox for showing the faith in his abilities.

“At Oxford the manager did not seem to have faith in me, but here things are different,”he said.“Paul Cox has put the faith in me and that is really nice to see. It means a lot to me and the results are there for all to see.”