You, the Aston Villa faithful, have voted for Andre Green as your Under A Gaslit Lamp Young Player of the Season, winning with 63% of the vote. 

Words by Regan Foy | @FindFoy

Just before the end of the regular season, we posted a number of polls for you to vote on your personal favourites for a number of awards. This included ‘Player of the Season’, ‘Most Improved Player’ and this one, the ‘Young Player of the Season’.

With Callum O’Hare, Jacob Ramsey and many others available to vote for, you have voted for Andre Green as your Young Player of the Season – with the winger receiving over 63% of the votes.

The talented winger has seemed to be around for an age, but at only 20-years-old, Green is impressing the masses with his improvement across the last few seasons – especially as he has managed to remain injury free since returning to Aston Villa in January.

Green played in four games in August. He amassed 23 minutes against Hull on the opening day, 74 against Wigan for the first home game, and then 26 and 20 in draws against Ipswich and Brentford. After these games, Steve Bruce saw it fit to ship young Andre out on loan to League One with promotion challengers Portsmouth.

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At Portsmouth, Andre struggled for game time for a while under Kenny Jackett as he decided to have an operation on a cyst on his knee that had been bothering him for some time. 

He did however, make twelve appearances for Pompey, and scored five goals in the process, including the incredible solo effort that saw Portsmouth beat Norwich in the cup with that last minute goal. 

Since returning in January, Andre has made fourteen appearances for Aston Villa, and helped provide some incredible memories of this season during them.

There was the incredible effort shown to reach Tyrone Mings’ ball and cross it in for a John McGinn goal, and there was the stunning back-post header against Sheffield United that saw Aston Villa’s come-back conclude and United leave Villa Park with one point rather than the three that they’d expected when they went in at the half.

Andre has been in and out of the first team squad since his return, with boss Dean Smith rotating between wing options including Anwar El Ghazi and Albert Adomah throughout, but he has had a vital part to play since his return, and should be an important player next season, regardless of the league that Aston Villa find themselves in.


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