Published: 16/04/2009 00:00 - Updated: 27/04/2009 15:53

Danny Green will quit Stortford in May - but Lewis Smith could stay

Written byBy Alan Scott

THERE is good news and bad news for Blues fans as winger Danny Green will quit the club in May - but teenage striker Lewis Smith could stay at Woodside Park next season.

Bishop's Stortford boss Mark Simpson revealed that Green will definitely quit the club after just one year.

Former Nottingham Forest and Northampton Town star Green, from Harlow, was signed by former Blues boss Martin Hayes last summer after the pair studied for a UEFA B coaching badge at the same time.

Green was dogged by a knee injury for the first half of the season but has played a key role in Stortford's surge away from the relegation zone since the turn of the year.

Simpson expects Green to move to a Football League or Blue Square Premier club in the summer. "We will lose Greeny. He has been fantastic, great for the club but hopefully I will be able to keep the rest of the squad," he explained.

Smith, 19, was recruited on loan from Premiership side Fulham in December. He has scored 11 goals in 16 games for Stortford and has since been released by the Cottagers.

Simpson said: "I would like to keep him. It would be great. He has had a couple of games with Gillingham and Bournemouth reserves. I said to him 'let these teams see you play for us and score goals like Greg [Pearson] and Moro [Steve Morison]."
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