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Jul 06

FGR get Greener

Forest Green Rovers have made their final foray into the transfer market, signing former Aston Villa and Lincoln City footballer Paul Green on a two year contract.

The 25-year-old spent last term at Blue Square rivals Tamworth, making 43 appearances for The Lambs, but made his name at League Two side Lincoln City after spending his youth career at Villa.

Forest Green manager David Hockaday said despite saying that the club had concluded their work in the transfer market with the signing of Ed Asafu-Adjaye this week, the opportunity to add Green to the squad was too good to pass up.

Hockaday said: “Paul can play anywhere across the back but we will be looking to use him at centre-half and in central midfield.

“He has good pace and good feet. He’s strong and aggressive in the right way, a leader and a warrior.

“I am absolutely chuffed to bits – Paul is the final piece in the puzzle – we won’t be signing any more players unless bubonic plague strikes.”

Green played at Lincoln City for five seasons from 2006/07 through until 2010/11, making 127 appearances in all competitions.

In his second season at Sincil Bank, Green won the Lincoln City Player of the Year and Players Player awards.

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