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Green gone; Mitford steps up

He was brought back to the club with the intention of solving the Rocks lack of goals from midfield.


But Stuart Green’s return to the Nye Camp has been cut short after the former AFC Totton hotshot revealed he was unable to commit to the club for family reasons.


The hard-working goalscoring midfielder, who played just two league games for the Rocks this season, announced his departure on the eve of the trip to Wingate & Finchley last weekend.


His place on the left hand side of the forward line for that 5-0 away win was taken by Tyrell Mitford.


With on-loan Portsmouth striker Bradley Lethbridge also likely to come back into contention soon, Rocks look well set with attacking options.


But that did not mean that those involved with the club were not disappointed with the departure of the well-liked Green.


Bognor general manager Simon Cook said: “It’s a real shame but, of course, we fully understand and accept Stuart’s decision. It goes without saying that we thank him for his time with us and we wish him all the best for the future.”


Green’s replacement in the starting line up has already made a real impact with the Rocks faithful.


After netting after coming off the bench at home to Horsham, he scored again in the win at Wingate.


Speaking to Rocks Radio after the match, the former Winchester City striker said:


“I just try to do what I have been brought in to do, which is to score as many goals as I can for the team and get some good results.


“It was important to get off to a good start, not just for me but to get the trust from the other players. If they can see that I can actually play, which I think I can, it gives them trust in me on the pitch.”


He added:



“We were very, very good. I’m not going to say that 5-0 flatters them but we had so many more chances and if we were a bit more ruthless it could have been more. It just goes to show what we can do if we play at our best.”

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