By Danny Wright
Andre Green has thanked the Aston Villa fans who gave their support during their much-needed victory over Derby on Saturday.
The 18-year-old played a big part in Villa’s 1-0 victory in what was his first start since January and after the game he took to his personal Twitter page to express his delight.
The win was Green’s first taste of victory for the Villa first team since he came off the bench in the 3-0 victory over Rotherham in August.
“3 points!!! Stuck at it and got the result we needed today. Thank you for your support, let’s keep this going,” Green said.
— André Green (@AndreGreen_) February 25, 2017
James Chester scored in the first half with a scrappy finish but Derby staged a comeback in the second period to try and rescue a point.
However Villa, who were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when Leandro Bacuna was sent off, clung on to earn their first win since Boxing Day to move themselves eight points clear of the relegation zone.
Green is a product of the Aston Villa academy and is held in high regard by the club’s fans.
He is a current international for the England Under-19 side and has picked up four caps at that level.
Despite only making 14 first team appearances this season, he has only made four starts, however his performances in Premier League 2 have been very impressive and have earned himself a recall to Steve Bruce’s plans.
The versatile winger has scored four goals and picked up three assists in 12 games for the Villa Under-23 side this season.
In other Aston Villa news, fans are disgusted after Bacuna almost cost their side the win.