Aug 19 2010 By Chris Slavin
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ADAM GREEN says Saturday's daunting trip to Grimsby offers the perfect chance for his side to bounce back from their midweek misery.
The Hayes & Yeading full-back offered no excuses for Tuesday night's 5-0 thrashing at Eastbourne Borough, but he has urged his team-mates to put the shocker behind them at Blundell Park.
A bumper gate of over 5,000 watched Grimsby's midweek 0-0 draw at home to York City and Green, who gained a tasted of the big time during his stint at Fulham, is relishing the challenge.
“I would rather be playing in front of a big crowd at Grimsby than going to Southport,” he said. “These are the big games that we want to play in and it should lift us, we should enjoy the chance and hopefully we can raise our games.
“It will be a very hard game for us, but we will be working hard in training and we have to put Tuesday's result right.”
The 26-year-old is one of the few survivors from last season's regular starting 11 after manager Garry Haylock's summer clear-out and he believes that that the current squad is capable of much better than what they have shown so far.
“It was disappointing because everyone was on a high on Saturday,” he added. “We played quite well in the first game, but from what I have seen in training, we are better than that.
“They (Eastbourne) stopped us playing and we could not put two or three passes together. Our strength is passing the ball, but when we could not do it that played into their hands. I get the hump about losing games 1-0 so to lose like that was not nice.”