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Aston Villa should resist temptation to recall FA Cup hero Andre Green

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Aston Villa should resist temptation to recall FA Cup hero Andre Green

Aston Villa are mulling over the possibility of recalling attacker Andre Green from his loan spell at Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old is currently on a season-long loan spell at Fratton Park and is top of League One with Portsmouth.

According to the Sun, the Midlands giants are considering whether to cut his deal short and bring him back for the second half of the season to aid their own promotion bid.

But Villa manager Dean Smith could make a huge decision if he opts to recall the player.

Green is a highly-rated talent that has the potential to carve out a future at Villa, but whether he is good enough yet to play a role in getting the club close to the play-off positions is a different matter.


The winger is just beginning to come to life in his loan spell and it could be damaging in the long run to cut his time in League One.

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He will be learning far more from regular minutes at Portsmouth in the second half of the campaign than from cameo roles in the Championship.

Green was an FA Cup hero recently with a late goal in a 1-0 win over Norwich City and is beginning to find his feet.

He’s scored five goals in 10 games across all competitions for Portsmouth and played a major role in cup fixtures, but is beginning to force his way into contention for the league.

Villa should allow their potential star to continue his development in a high-flying team and assess him in the summer, while they still have enough quality in the current squad to drag themselves back into the Championship promotion picture.

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