Stags snap up Green - thanks to fans group

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MANSFIELD Town supporters fundraising group The 12th Stag have aided two signings in a day, by donating £2,000 towards the signing of Matt Green on loan from Oxford United.

The 24-year-old forward, who started his professional career at Newport County, joined the Stags until the end of December late on Friday - after defender Joe Kendrick had signed earlier in the day.

Green has subsequently turned out for Cardiff, Torquay and Cheltenham, along with three separate spells at Oxford United. He wrote his name into U’s folklore when the 6ft front man scored in Oxford’s Conference Play off Final in 2010 to help propel them into League Two.

After putting pen to paper, Green told  “I know Rhys Day and Adam Murray (from Oxford) and I’ve worked well with both of them in the past.  They are happy with things at the club and that means a lot. 

“I will be relentless in my work rate and I am hoping this move will be successful,” he added.

Green becomes new Stags manager Paul Cox’s 15th signing of the summer. Earlier in the day, The 12th Stag donated £3,400 to aid the signing of defender Joe Kendrick.