Aly Cissokho names one Aston Villa player who impressed him recently

The Frenchman believes the club has a promising future because of its youth supply.

Defender Aly Cissokho has told Aston Villa's official website that he has been impressed by the emergence of young team-mates Andre Green and Jordan Lyden this season.

The two starlets have been knocking on the door of first-team action in recent months, and 17-year-old Green played 28 minutes of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at home to Tottenham Hotspur for what was his senior debut.

He is the fourth youngest player to make his Villa debut, behind only Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, Gareth Barry and Jonathan Bewers.

Cissokho was impressed with how he conducted himself against Spurs, while praising the attitude of 20-year-old Lyden, who was a substitute in last month's 6-0 demolition by Liverpool.

"It's great to see the lads coming through. We have to find some solutions and maybe the young boys can help do the job," he told the club's official website.

"It's not easy at the moment because we need players with experience to get results.

"But Andre played well when he came on against Tottenham. Also Jordan has played and trained with us. He's a good kid with a good attitude."


It remains to be seen how much Premier League minutes the duo see for the final eight games of the season, with Remi Garde's side bottom of the table, nine points adrift of safety.


It is no time for experimentation, but if their relegation is confirmed before the season finishes, the French boss may elect to give his fringe players increased playing time.

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