Yellows go Green with new signing

A FORMER professional striker is the latest recruit to jump on the new-look Hucknall Town bandwagon.

Francis Green (31), who made his name with Peterborough United, has returned to his home county in a bid to resurrect his flagging career.

Green joined Peterborough from Ilkeston Town in 1998 and made 107 appearances in five years for Posh, scoring 14 goals.

He was then reunited with his former boss, the late Keith Alexander, at Lincoln City, where he bagged 18 goals in 99 appearances between 2003 and 2006.

Further spells followed at Boston United and Macclesfield Town before he drifted into the non-league game at Kettering Town, Oxford United. Hucknall have snapped him up on loan from Brackley Town, who play in the Premier Division of the Southern League.

Renowned for his pace, Green can also operate wide. However, he is also known for his edgy temperament and was once sent off for violent conduct while playing for Macclesfield, when he reportedly had an opposition player in a headlock.

Green is the fifth major signing at Watnall Road since Town were taken over by the Steve Greaves/Michael Johnson/Des Lyttle triumvirate.