Andre Green came to Fratton Park with a decent reputation. He was certainly a player a large number of Aston Villa fans – on social media at least – felt shouldn’t have been loaned out. However, he was and Pompey signed him.
Unfortunately, an injury early in his spell on the south coast has restricted his impact. But the forward made his return in the midweek Checkatrade Trophy win over Tottenham’s U21 side.
— André Green (@AndreGreen_) November 13, 2018
Tuesday’s run will represent a good hour for Green, which, as he says will see his fitness, obviously form too, improve the more games he plays.
Not only did Green feature in that Pompey win he, of course, scored the goal that levelled up the scores after Spurs took an earlier lead.
Green’s now backed to kick on and nail down his first-team place at Fratton.
Nice showing tonight Andre, well done.
— Chris Dodd (@ChrisDodd12) November 13, 2018
Good luck Andre. Hope you kick on, and we see you in the 1st team squad very shortly!
— Dave (@EStreet73) November 14, 2018
Nice one Andre first of many hopefully, just need more game time now!#PUP
— mark matthews (@markmatthews49) November 14, 2018
Ultimately, Green’s future would appear to be at Villa Park. Well, I’d be surprised if the forward wasn’t given a chance at the Championship club following the conclusion of his temporary spell with us.
Aston Villa fans are certainly expecting him back and feel new Villa boss Dean Smith will want this and will be scouting him closely.
I’m sure Dean keeps close tabs on you, André. Luckily, Bruce is now all but a bad dream. Can’t wait to see you back at Villa, mate ????????????????
— #12Andy (@EisernNorvillan) November 13, 2018
You’ve got this Andre ????????
— Tom Fox (@TomFox90) November 14, 2018
Good to read your back scoring.
Onwards and upwards with your match fitness, more minutes more goals
— Mike Knott (@MikeKnott11) November 14, 2018
Will be happy when you’re back at the villa mate UTV VTID
— pete (@peteAVFCevans) November 14, 2018
As for Green himself, he’s now hoping, due to the fact his knee is “fine” meaning “there’s nothing holding” him back, to kick on and put the early part of his stop-start Pompey career behind him and play a part in a successful season.
He told portsmouthfc.co.uk: “It’s been a bit stop-start for me so far, so I was happy to be back out on the pitch again. Now I’m looking to build my fitness. This is a winning side, so it’s good to be a part of that. The boys are flying and hopefully that will continue. I’m happy with my goal and want that to be just the start. I’m looking for a few more now and we’ll have to see where it takes me.”
I still feel, as long as he can remain fit, Green will do well.
PLAY UP POMPEY