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2nd Mar, 2017 | 9:38pm

James Bree sends Twitter message to Aston Villa fans after win against Bristol City

By Matt Farr

Aston Villa defender James Bree has taken to Twitter to share his delight at making his home debut for the club against Bristol City on Tuesday.

Bree, 19, signed for Aston Villa during the final week of the January transfer window, but had yet to make his first appearance at Villa Park.

He had previously made just one appearance for the club since his move to the Midlands outfit, playing the full 90 minutes of the defeat to Nottingham Forest on February 4.

But after coming off the bench to make his Villa Park bow in the 2-0 win over Bristol City earlier this week, Bree took to his personal Twitter account to air his delight, and inform the fans there was more to come.

Bree had been named on the bench for the visit from Derby just three days earlier, but was not called upon by manager Steve Bruce.

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Prior to his move to Villa Park, the young defender had made 22 appearances in all competitions for Barnsley this season, where he played alongside another of Villa’s January signings, Conor Hourihane.

The win over Bristol City saw Aston Villa pick up only their second win since Boxing Day, and temporarily ease fears that the club were crashing towards the relegation zone.

They are now 15th in the Championship with 12 games remaining, and Bree will be hoping to earn a place in Bruce’s starting XI for their upcoming meeting with rock-bottom Rotherham on Saturday.

In other Aston Villa news, chief executive Keith Wyness has made this honest admission about the club’s January transfer business.

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