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Published: 08:00, 29 May 2014 |
Returning defender Adam Green believes Dartford are the biggest club in Conference South and will challenge for the title next season.
Personal circumstance prompted Green to leave the club last summer but after a season away from Princes Park, he realised he had to come back.
Green was a fixture in the Basingstoke defence in 2013-14 but admitted his heart was still in north Kent.
He said: “I kept in contact with a lot of people at Dartford after I left and I’ve been speaking to the gaffer. Basingstoke offered me a new deal but there was only one place I wanted to play.
“Nothing compares to Dartford, in my opinion. It’s a massive non-league club and what appealed to me most is that right throughout, from the management and the staff right through to the players and supporters, the club wants to achieve things."
Green was part of the Dartford side which won promotion through the Conference South play-offs in 2011-12 and he made the step up into Conference Premier with them. But after making 21 appearances in 2012-13, he turned down the offer of a new contract.
He said: “I’ve got a young family and my little boy was in and out of hospital at the time. It wasn’t right for me to stay but my circumstances are different now."
He added: “It’s a tough league but we’ve got to be targeting getting straight back up. This is the biggest club in the league, with the best set-up in the league and management that I know want to achieve things.”
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