When I started writing this article yesterday, Matt Green joining Grimsby Town was just a rumour.
The striker was released from his contract at Salford City and supposedly was left with no club. With Grimsby Town on the lookout for new players to start their next season, I was going to say that Green would be a great signing for them as he’s been around. He would be a great permanent signing for the club rather than just going on loan which is what he has been doing a lot.
The 32-year-old has played for Mansfield, Birmingham and Lincoln previously but he started in his youth at Bristol City. He managed a break at Cardiff City but somehow ended up playing non-league football again. Over the past few years, he’s tried to impress but after only managing 4 goals in 21 appearances for Salford and the owners having the money to quickly replace Green, he was released.
It’s since been revealed that the striker has signed a 2 year deal with Grimsby Town. This makes him their first summer signing and I think it’s a good one. He may have not been able to produce as many goals as some may have hoped and as we all say, goals win games. However, if Grimsby are looking for a player who will put 100% into every game, they’ve definitely found the right man.
He’s a confident man on the ball and can create chances, keeps attacking and hopefully as he settles in with his new team, he will be able to produce some more goals than in recent years. If this is the type of signing that Grimsby are making already, I have high hopes for the rest of the summer transfer window and I think other teams should take a lead out of their book.
With Salford revealing their list of players that they released at the end of the season, I think it’s a great opportunity for teams to snap up some youngsters that could be influential. Grimsby have clearly thought about that fact and now they have themselves a great signing, I just hope he can deliver.