By Amir Mir

Jordan Amavi has stated he is very happy to be at Aston Villa, as he praised supporters for their continued backing.

Left-back Amavi has only started two Championship games for manager Roberto Di Matteo this season, following his return during the summer from a knee injury he suffered last November.

The 22-year-old, who started in his sides stalemate with Ipswich on Saturday, was full of praise for supporters.

“I’m very pleased, proud and happy to be at this club,” Amavi told the club’s official Twitter account. “The supporters continue to show me love at games- and on social media.”

Amavi has made 17 appearances in all competitions for the Midlands club since his 2015 summer transfer from French outfit Nice.

The French under-21 international was a standout performer for his side last term, prior to his season-ending knee injury in November.

Amavi has been gradually phased back into the first team and only played the full 90 minutes on one occasion this season, during his side’s 3-1 defeat to fourth-tier side Luton Town in the EFL Cup.

The attacking full-back will be hoping to make his second consecutive start for Di Matteo when Villa take on Newcastle this Saturday evening.

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