Danny Mills believes that promising Aston Villa attacker Andre Green has been given “a new lease of life” after moving to Charlton Athletic on loan.
The former Leeds and England full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that ex-teammate Lee Bowyer will bring the best out of the 21-year-old winger after a frustrating end to 2019.
Green spent the first half of the season with Preston North End but after being frozen out of the squad at Deepdale moved to The Valley for the rest of the campaign.
As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the attacker’s future is up in the air but his impressive start to life with Bowyer’s men mean that a new contract could be on the cards.
With two goals in five appearances for the Addicks, Mills says that the decision to swap clubs has worked out a treat for the promising attacker.
“Any player that isn’t in the team but gets the opportunity to go and play, it’s always a new lease of life,” Mills told Football Insider.
“It doesn’t matter who you are as a player, you just want to play, you just want to get out there, get on the pitch and kick a ball around properly, not be in the reserves, the under-23s.
“I know Lee (Bowyer) very well, I know he’ll keep things simple, I know he’ll work his players hard but also he will give him a lot of confidence. He will give the players the opportunity to flourish.”
Green, who can operate on either wing or as a centre forward, played just six times and scored once for Preston, his final appearance a one-minute cameo back in October.
He has 49 appearances under his belt for Villa’s first-team, although only 21 of those have come among the starting XI.
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