BUCKS BLOG: Why Greg Young has been the Bucks’ star man so far

Greg Young (left) has been a crucial player in the Bucks' impressive form this season.
Greg Young (left) has been a crucial player in the Bucks' impressive form this season.

As we get towards the halfway point in the season, plenty of Buxton followers will pick out Liam Hardy or Shaun Tuton as being the most important player in the squad.

That would be understandable, given the fact that the strike duo arrived over the summer and instantly transformed the shot-shy team of last season into one that has bucketloads of goals within it.

However, Greg Young could easily be considered just as important an acquisition by Martin McIntosh.

The 31-year-old arrived at the Silverlands as an experienced pro with over 300 senior appearances under his belt.

The vast majority of those have come in the Conference while last season saw him turn out 34 times in the Conference North for Gainsborough.

The assets that he has brought to the Bucks game are plain to see.

He possesses great leadership skills, is a good organiser and reads the game well.

He has also formed a formidable partnership at centre-half with Ash Palmer, who was one of the few stand-out players in a very ordinary 2013-14.

Also, during the recent match against FC United he must have won 99% of the headers that he contested, which goes to show his strength and power.

Such is the strong partnership between Young and Palmer, that Jack Broadhead, who performed well on loan last season, struggled to get into the side - and this is a talented young player on loan from a League One club.

The old head of Young has proven a wily signing for the Bucks and long may his good form continue.