Green Aiming To Guide Next Generation Of Yeovil Stars

By: Elaine Brand |
02/02/12 |
Scott Green

Scott Green in his playing days (Image: PA Photos)

After a career that included five Wembley finals, five promotions and goals in the Premier League, Scott Green is hoping to pass down some of his experience to Yeovil Town’s next generation of stars through his role as the Club’s Head of Youth.

The 42-year-old former full-back is now in his second full year in the role after stepping up take over the post vacated by Mo Hopkins in 2010.

After close to 600 league appearances spanning all four professional divisions Green seems well placed to oversee the Club’s youth development programme.

With Yeovil now in their third year of running an Apprenticeship programme, Green’s knowledge will prove essential if any of the Club’s current youth-team players are to make the break through to the senior side.

Rhys Baggridge, Rob Clowes and Lewis Clarke all earned professional deals last term but as yet none of that trio have made a first-team appearance.

“I think I have done what I have to do by putting them over that line in the first place but then the next year you have to look to produce again,” said Green.

“The ultimate would be to see them out on the first team pitch, but as the youth team coach and head of youth I can only push them so far before they get taken away from me.”

“The challenge for our young players is to take onboard the advice they get and when they get the next opportunity – to go out and show the people who can effect their careers what they are capable of producing.”