Winger delighted to score on first home League 2 start
Danny Green admits that the start to his Town career has been frustrating – but now hopes to maintain a place in the side after helping the Hatters to victory over Barnet this weekend.
The winger arrived at Kenilworth Road in the summer but had to wait until Saturday to be given his first home League 2 start of the campaign.
And Green marked the appearance with a stunning opening goal to send the Town on their way to victory against the Bees.
“I pride myself on goalscoring, I work on it all the time after training and hopefully the more starts I get the more goals and more assists I can get,” said the 27-year-old who has now scored three goals in 10 games this season.
“I feel I can play better than that, though. It’s been a bit of a disappointing start having not started as much as I’d have liked.
“The gaffer told me I needed to work harder and get my running stats up. Hopefully I can get fitter and fitter and the fans can start seeing the best of what I can do.”
Before the start of this season Green hadn’t played in League 2 since winning the 2011 Play-Off final at Wembley with John Still’s Dagenham & Redbridge.
And the winger, who scored 25 league goals in League 2 in two seasons with the Daggers, feels he’s had to readjust his game slightly on his return to the rigours of football in the fourth tier.
“The manager’s asked me to work harder, I’d probably call myself a luxury player sometimes because I like to attack, that’s how I want to play,” Green told Hatters Player.
“But in League 2 you’ve got track-back more, do the dirty side of the game and I’ve had to adapt to that again.
“I think I was a bit raw when I was last in this league. I was younger and I was fearless then. I think I’ve probably lost that in my game as I’ve got older and played higher with better players.”
Watch the full interview with Danny here on Hatters Player.