Dean Smith’s Aston Villa continued to impress in pre-season with yet another goal-laden victory, this time over Championship newcomers Charlton Athletic.
Anwar El Ghazi opened the scoring before Andre Green and a brace from John McGinn secured a 4-1 win with just one game to go before the new Premier League season gets underway.
One of the goalscorers, Green, took to Twitter to share his delight at gaining more minutes as well as bagging a goal…
— André Green (@AndreGreen_) July 27, 2019
The 21-year-old endured a varied 2018/19 campaign, originally signing for Portsmouth on a season-long loan in the division below as he wasn’t able to break into the first-team under ex-boss Steve Bruce.
His game time at the south coast club was all too infrequent and the winger was recalled in January having made just 12 appearances in all competitions, mainly coming on as a substitute. He ended the season with 22 appearances in the claret and blue but averaged just 46 minutes per game.
It’s clear to see that Green still has the support of a number of supporters at Villa Park with many quick to throw weight behind him on social media. One fan told the youngster to keep going and to not stop the hard work.
Whilst others offered up advice of their own, telling the winger to push himself to the absolute limit in preparation for any opportunities this season. One supporter wished him the best, claiming he would bag a few goals this year.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
You need to be more confident, how you just controlled and finished today is what we need to see more often. It’s to many times that you just waste the ball once it’s played into you, watch Jota. #AVFC
— Villa Watch (@VillaWatch_) July 27, 2019
Andre push yourself to your absolute limits- then push yourself beyond what to thought was possible for you, Luck is the preparation for the opportunity, Goodluck this season UTV.
— Peter Wall (@1966wall) July 27, 2019
Tidy finish andre. Good cameo today ✋????#utv
— Matthew Deeming (@avfcmd81) July 27, 2019
Great to see the goal. The shot you had mid-week which hit the bar was so unlucky, would have been a cracker. Keep moving mate and you’ll bag a few this year. Wishing you the best
— nicknackjames (@nicknackjames1) July 28, 2019
Keep going dude! Don’t stop the hard work ????????
— Luke Barber (@LukeBarber87) July 27, 2019
Ledge. Another year older. Another year being a baller at your boyhood club. Love you x
— Ben Kennedy (@bwkennedy) July 27, 2019
Well done for getting the goal. Keep working hard and it will come.
— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) July 27, 2019
Quality today Dre????
— Villan’s Opinions (@VillansOpinions) July 27, 2019