Remi Garde is likely to be keeping a close eye on Aston Villa teenager Andre Green in 2016

The young Aston Villa winger will want to impress his new boss when he returns to action at the turn of the year.

As reported by the Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa youngster Andre Green has suffered an injury setback that means he will not feature for the under-21s during their trip to Belgium to face Genk this week.

But despite the blow, Green is a player new Villa boss Remi Garde is likely to be keeping a very close eye on in the months ahead.

An ankle injury has ruled Green out until the new year, and when you consider how desperate he is likely to have been to impress the new boss, it has come at the worst possible time. But once he is back fit and firing, expect Garde to sit up and take notice.

The 17-year-old is predominantly a left winger who can also play on the opposite flank or as a secondary striker if required and last season he was rewarded for his efforts with a place in first-team training under the-manager Tim Sherwood.

He has since been replaced by Garde after a woeful start to the current campaign, but the former Lyon boss has already had a positive impact and in time he will be casting his eye over the next generation of Villa talent, with Green likely to be near the top of the list.

Full of pace and innate talent, Green looks set for a bright future at Villa, and while he will be bemoaning his bad luck for now, that should not prevent Garde from giving him that elusive first-team chance further down the line.

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