Andre Green has had a difficult season at Aston Villa due to injury woes, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The 19-year-old has made just seven appearances in all competitions, and five of those outings were in the Championship.
A hamstring injury has kept the attacking midfielder on the treatment table since early January, with his last outing being a 3-1 defeat to Peterborough in the FA Cup.
In order to build on his fitness, the teenager got 45 minutes under his belt in a friendly at Bodymoor Heath.
The Midlands outfit will not be in competitive action until after the international break on March 31, and it is unclear whether Green will play a part in the club’s Championship game against Hull City.
What the midfielder is focused on, though, is Villa pushing for Premier League promotion following their recent back-to-back defeats.
Steve Bruce’s side sit fourth in the standings, seven points adrift of the top two.
The last 6 months have been the most frustrating time for me due to injuries… However, 45 mins in the bank yesterday and feeling STRONG! Let’s fight for promotion??? #AVFC
— André Green (@AndreGreen_) March 21, 2018