Striker staying at Lancaster City

Darren Green.
Darren Green.

Lancaster City striker Darren Green has turned down a move away from Giant Axe.

Kendal Town had put in seven days notice of an approach for the in-form striker but the former Bamber Bridge man has told bosses Michael Stringfellow and Neil Wainwright he has no intention of leaving the club.

Stringfellow said: “They put seven days in on him but he wants to stay with us.

“Everyone can see from his performances how much he’s enjoyed it here and we’re delighted he’s showing his commitment.

“I’ve played in this league for a number of years and he was always the player who could get a goal out of nothing.

“We’ve been working hard with him doing it on a more regular basis and it’s working.

“We’re really pleased with his attitude and I think we’re starting to get the best out of him.”

Green was instrumental in Lee Dodgson’s goal that gave City their third win in a row, a battling 1-0 win over Ossett Albion at Giant Axe on Saturday, and moved them up to eighth in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Stringfellow said: “We’ve been picking up results scoring lots of goals but our back four has really pulled together recently and they were very solid along with (goalkeeper) Danny McDonald.

“Danny’s two saves in the first half were outstanding and at this level you need a big back four because sides are so direct and I think we dealt with the balls thrown at us very well. And if you can keep it at 0-0 there’s always a chance we’re going to get a goal.”

Stringfellow admitted that having beaten Albion away from home the week prior they posed a tougher task second time around.

He said: “It was a manager’s nightmare really.

“We’d beaten them 3-0 the week before so they really came back with the bit between their teeth.

“To grind out a result like we did was an outstanding performance really.

“Earlier in the season we have dominated games for long periods and then lost concentration and lost 1-0 but now we’re showing something different.”

This Saturday City travel to another one of the sides struggling at the wrong end of the table, Radcliffe Borough, something which surprises the joint City boss.

He said: “We played Radcliffe earlier in the season and were disappointed to draw at home.

“They’ve signed a few players and former joint Barrow manager Darren Sheridan has gone there so they’ve got a bit of experience in midfield.

“They are towards the bottom but on paper they’ve got some good players so we’ve got to be on top of our game to get a result.

“But with how well we’re playing and the run we’re on, we’re confident.”

Wide man Billy McKenna is still missing after tearing a muscle in his abdomen and Ben Hudson is a doubt after complaining of a tight hamstring following the victory over Ossett Albion.