'Now to get that scoring run going again . . .'
MATT Green insists he never stopped believing before finally ending his barren run in front of goal.
And, after getting on the scoresheet yesterday, the striker believes he can get on a superb run to help lift the Stags up the table.
Green netted 30 goals last season as Mansfield finished third in the Blue Square Bet Premier before losing out in the play-off semi-finals.
But he had not scored since early September before coming off the bench to net the equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Luton at the One Call Stadium yesterday.
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And Green, who hopes to start at Macclesfield tomorrow night, said: "It is such a relief and all strikers have a dip in form as I did but I never stopped believing so I was delighted.
"I always believed in my own ability and the gaffer has always said he believes in me. All strikers go through it, no matter how good you are.
"I just had to be patient and kept working hard. Eventually one was going to go in."
Green had bagged four goals in the opening few weeks of the season before they dried up as his form and confidence dipped.
But he said: "I can go on another run. I will keep working hard and I am a goalscorer, I proved that last season and I just have to keep doing the right things.
"I never doubted myself and if anybody would have seen me in training, I was finding the net regularly and with confidence.
"But in a game I was not getting into the positions and maybe that was a lack of confidence.
"Hopefully I can get back in there and do what I do best. As for Macclesfield, I'll leave the decision to the gaffer and respect it but I want to play and want to score goals."