Green enjoying being a '˜super sub', says Murray

Manager Adam Murray hinted goal ace Matt Green could again be on the bench this Saturday as Mansfield Town head for high-flying Luton Town.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 21st October 2016, 3:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 7:14 pm
Matt Green and Adam Murray
Matt Green and Adam Murray

Green has been left out for the last five games after a spell without scoring, but has bagged four goals in the last three games after coming on as a sub, winning two games and securing a late draw last weekend.

However, Murray said that the striker was not banging his door down for a recall and suggested he was quite enjoying his superb sub role and would continue it, though it’s impossible to say if that is a mind game with the Hatters as fans expect Green will return.

“My door is always open – there’s not a door to bang,” said Murray.

“After the Grimsby game Greeny didn’t deserve to be in the team as he hadn’t scored any goals. So I took him out of the team.

“If it was any other player in the team you wouldn’t want to write a story about it. It’s only because it’s Matt Green you want to write a story about it.

“Unfortunately Stags fans, there is no story there. He wasn’t performing so he came out the team.

“The performances he has put in and his attitude since he’s not been in the team have been superb. And I think at the minute he’s enjoying being super sub. So we’ll just carry that on.”