Green announced as First Team Captain

“He’s gonna be our captain (now) for the season ahead. reasons being his standards
and what he’s looking to drive within the club.”

One of Newport City’s most recent additions, 36-year-old striker Matt Green, has been given
the captain’s armband for the 2023/24 season following impressing manager Sam
Houldsworth on and off the pitch during pre-season.

“He’s been great around pre-season. He’s not missing sessions, he wants the boys
around him to have that same mentality. His personality and his drive to succeed will really help with the
management team.”

The veteran striker has impacted the club in positive ways, despite only signing on the 29th
of June. Green has played many games in the EFL (reaching as high as the Championship)
during his 18-year-long career since starting his career at Newport County in 2005, gone on
to have an illustrious career, representing: Cardiff City, Darlington FC, Oxford United,
Torquay United, Cheltenham Town, Mansfield Town, Birmingham City, Salford City, Grimsby
Town, Linfield FC, Gloucester City and Yate Town before returning to Newport. However, this
time, he is playing for The Steelmen in the Ardal League South East division.

“He’s really bought into it (the club), and that’s why as captain this year, I can see him
helping those around him, and boys (players) around him and found him infectious, and they
wanna learn from him. And his finishing in training has been different level.”

The striker has more than proven he is a proven striker across many divisions across the
UK. Scoring 132 goals and providing 41 assists throughout his career, most notably with
Manfield Town and he scored 85 goals and provided 27 assists in 187 games for The Stags.

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