Experienced midfielder, Paul Green, on the importance of ticking over during the close season.
Veteran midfielder Paul Green says he is feeling ‘fit and fine’ as he is set to embark on yet another pre-season. The 35-year-old penned a one-year deal at the conclusion of last season after making a notable impression during his loan spell from Oldham Athletic.
Green, who actually made his debut for Doncaster Rovers against Northwich Victoria way back in March 2002, says he is raring to go when the squad return to full training at the end of June.
The former Derby County and Leeds United man says: “I had done something like 16, 17, pre-seasons now and they are never easy, but you have to put the work in to make sure you get your fitness out of it.
“There is no substitute for game time though and you want to build that up in the pre-season games. You get your match fitness that way and no-one wants to miss pre-season with an injury or a knock because you don’t get that time back.
“I do fit and healthy. It probably takes me a day more to recover fully after games but that is to be expected. I do take care of myself and will keep ticking over in the summer, I think you have to in the modern era.
“I will keep going for as long as the body lets me and I felt fine last season and really enjoyed it. At my age, you just want to be playing as much as you can.”