Date: 14th March 2019 at 12:30pm
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Andre Green impressed in Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest and was lauded by some supporters on social media. Albert Adomah made way as Dean Smith handed the 20-year-old a rare start on the wing and he would have been pleased with Green’s performance over the 90 minutes.

He made 47 touches, 27 passes with 71% accuracy, three chances, three successful dribbles and won three aerial duels. The England u20 international completed 66% of his crosses at the City Ground too. Wednesday night’s clash with the Reds was only Green’s third start in the Championship this season and he could be in line to start against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

The winger has made 12 league appearances for Villa, scoring one goal. He’s made four chances, nine successful dribbles and has whipped in 20 crosses. Green spent the first-half of the season on loan at Portsmouth (12 appearances, five goals, one assist) before returning to Villa Park in mid-January.

At the start of the season, Green had Yannick Bolasie, Albert Adomah, Jonathan Kodjia and Anwar El Ghazi for competition, but he’s now climbing the pecking order and could nail down a starting place for a run of games. Villa could finally move into the playoffs if results go their way over the weekend.

Smith’s men are only two points adrift of the top-six with nine games remaining.

Crippy Cooke’s previous article

‘Quality’, ‘Awesome’ – some fans praise Aston Villa defender after Nottingham Forest win

 

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