Green commits himself to Lancaster City

Darren Green turns his marker against Ossett Town.
Darren Green turns his marker against Ossett Town.

Darren Green has committed himself to Lancaster City until the end of next season.

The in-form front man has signed a contract with the Dolly Blues until May 2014 amid interest from a host of clubs according to director of football Mick Hoyle.

Ashton United, Kendal, Clitheroe and his former club Bamber Bridge are understood to have made a play for Green, who was recently departed bosses Neil Wainwright and Michael Stringfellow’s first signing back in October.

Hoyle said: “Four or five clubs were interested in Darren but we sat him down over the weekend and he has committed himself to the club for the rest of this season and all of the next.

“It’s fantastic news. He’s a very good player and he wants to stay here.

“He’s happy and feels he’s been well looked after. He likes the club and the supporters and he wants to try and achieve something here.”

Hoyle believes the former Stockport and Barrow man can go on to play at a much higher level with the right approach.

He said: “Darren’s given everybody a real lift since he’s been here.

“He’s a big character in the dressing room and obviously has bags of ability.

“I believe he should not just be playing in the league above but even higher than that.

“Hopefully he can go on to bigger and better things in the years to come.

“I’m delighted he’s committed himself given the turbulent season we’ve had.”

And it doesn’t look like Green will be the only player to sign up for next season with defender Danny Gregson set to put pen to paper with Hoyle looking to build for next season.

He said: “I spoke to Danny on Tuesday night and I’m optimistic we’ll have him tied down for next season by the weekend.

“We’re working hard to try and get the squad sorted for next season.”