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Green Relishing FA Cup First Round Challenge Against Former Side

4 November 2016

Midfielder Paul Green is relishing the chance to put one over his former side Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Green had huge success with Rovers serving them for seven years between 2001 and 2008 and he is looking to get one over on his former employers tomorrow afternoon.

Speaking ahead of the FA Cup first round clash, Green said: “A lot of my success was at Doncaster. 

“I had three promotions, and a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win so I had a lot of success and memories there so it will be a good game on Saturday. 

"They are well drilled team so it will be tough. It’s always tough to play against your old clubs but you always want to put one over on them. 

“It’s going to be a hard game but I’m sure we will be ready and raring to go.”

It was a disappointing weekend for Latics last week but Green believes a positive result will help the mood in the dressing room for the league campaign.

“The gaffer is upbeat all the time and it keeps us going,” he commented. “As senior players we have to try and pick the younger players up as well because you have ups and downs in football. 

“It was a bad day on Saturday against our local rivals but I’m sure we’ll bounce back starting tomorrow against Doncaster Rovers."

With reduced prices for the game, the 33-year-old hopes fans will attend and show their support to the side.

“The away support is unbelievable,” he admitted. “Rochdale was just down the road but they were vocal and kept pushing us on and hopefully they can do that on Saturday as well.”

Watch the full interview on Latics PlayerHD. 

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