NEW loan signing Jonathan Greening would relish the chance to play all season for Barnsley.
Nottingham Forest midfielder Greening has until January 2, when he celebrates his 34th birthday.
And if both Forest boss Sean O’Driscoll and Reds manager Keith Hill would be open to a longer loan move, then Greening would love to stay until the end of the campaign. “I want to play as many games as I can but I’ve got to do well to stay in the team,” said Greening.
“If the manager is happy and wants to keep me until the end of the season and Forest are happy with that, I’d be delighted. I want to get some games under my belt. I’m going to knuckle down and give it my best shot.”
Greening will be available tonight when the Reds hosts Burnley, hungry to bounce back from defeat to now table-topping Cardiff City.
Greening played his first game for eight months against City, his first competitive action since breaking an ankle.
“It’s important we bounce back with a win” stressed Greening. “Hopefully we can replicate the performance against Cardiff and, with better finishing, hopefully we can get the three points behind us and put that loss behind us.”
Hill is expected to reshuffle his pack for tonight’s match as the Reds look to claim their first home league win since September 1.
That could mean a start for new signing Akoz Buzsaky, the former Porto and QPR man who came on as second half substitute against Cardiff and impressed. “You could see when Buzsaky came on that he’s a good tidy footballer” added Greening. “He’s had a few bad injuries like me, so he’s probably eager to play. Hopefully he can come in and do well, but the important thing is that everyone supports each other and try and get Barnsley back to winning matches. I’ve had a few relegations with West Brom in the past and when you’re down there at the bottom, and you’re playing well and still losing, it’s hard.
“But there’s a good set of lads here with a good team spirit. We just need the confidence of scoring goals and winning matches. We just need to a believe a bit more.”