Pilgrim Green’s ready to impress his boyhood hero

Jamie Green in action against Solihull Moors
Jamie Green in action against Solihull Moors

JAMIE Green says he is ready for the rough and tumble of the Blue Square Bet North – as he bids to impress a boyhood hero.

The Pilgrims loanee learned his trade in Rotherham United youth ranks, where he dreamt of emulating the club’s long-standing left back Paul Hurst.

Green made his United debut in the 1-1 draw against Solihull Moors last Tuesday, where he hoped to catch the eye of Boston boss Hurst.

“I know all about Hursty,” said Green, who has made 65 appearances for the Millers in the role that Hurst commanded for more than 10 years.

“He was playing for Rotherham when I was coming up through the youth system.

“I always wanted to take his place in the team, but I spent most of my time watching him from the stands.”

However, having made just three appearances in League Two this campaign, Green is happy to be offered a chance to play first team football again, this time with the Pilgrims.

“I’ve come here hoping to get my match fitness back,” said Green, who is not ruling out extending his stay with Boston. “It’s for a month, but after that, who knows?”

Green, who can play anywhere down the left side, is no stranger to having to get stuck in.

And he hopes his physical attributes will help him become a success in his spell at the Jakeman’s Stadium.

“I’ve really enjoyed playing in this division – the tempo’s faster and it’s a very aggressive league,” he continued.

“But I don’t mind that.

“Once I’ve got my fitness back I know I’ll have more to offer.

“This club wants to go places and I’m going to do my best to be a part of that and help it to happen.”