Date: 28th September 2017 at 3:11pm
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Lincoln City striker Matt Green has been told to carry on the good work despite enduring a slump in front of goal.

The summer signing from Mansfield started his Imps career with a bang, netting three goals in his first five outings, but the 30-year-old has not found the net in five games although there will be no better time to end his lean spell than at Blundell Park on Saturday, where the Imps tackle county rivals Grimsby Town.

For boss Danny Cowley, though, Green continues to tick the right boxes and he has no issues with his lack of recent goalscoring action.

“He doesn’t need a goal for me,” insisted Cowley. “He works so hard and is so much more than a goalscorer.

“If he was just one of those that hung around the 12-yard box as I call it, as that’s where 84 per cent of goals are scored, and just lived off the goals then maybe, but he gives the team so much.

“Against Barnet, physically he beat his man, linked up play, ran the channels and was a great foil for Ollie (Palmer) and if he keeps working that hard then the goals will come.”

Thank you to Graham Burrell and Lincoln City FC for the photograph.