By Amir Mir
Fan favourite Jordan Amavi was selected in the Aston Villa squad for their pre-season friendly against Premier League outfit Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon, and the Villa faithful were delighted with the news following his long-term knee injury.
Left-back Amavi is a popular figure among Villa supporters as a result of his fine performances at the start of the 2015-16 Premier League season, before a serious knee injury cut his season short last November.
The news gave a well-needed boost to the Villa support as they head into the forthcoming Championship season.
Many supporters were questioning whether the talented full-back will be fit enough for the club’s opening Championship fixture against Sheffield Wednesday on 7 August.
Fellow teammate Jordan Lyden praised the youngster for his hard work.
Here are the reactions of the Villa fans on Twitter.
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) July 30, 2016
— bradguzan_fan1 (@Amxvi_) 30 July 2016
— Jake Evans (@jakeevans_av1) 30 July 2016
— Martin Curran (@martincurran83) 30 July 2016
— SP19❤️ (@domninja123) 30 July 2016
Good to see Amavi kicking a ball for Villa #UTV
— Maximum Boost (@thomweller) July 30, 2016
JORDAN AMAVI IS BACK
— nathan (@NathanAV) July 30, 2016
Good to see Amavi warming up
— JaCrispy Bedingfield (@callum_sleezby) July 30, 2016
— reegan (@ReeganAvFc) July 30, 2016
In other Aston Villa team news, the club’s academy graduate believes Villa have a great chance of earning instant promotion to the Premier League this season.