Andre Green sends message to Aston Villa fans on Twitter after pre-season appearance

Aston Villa's Andre Green

The talented prospect was a late substitute against Middlesbrough yesterday.

Aston Villa's Andre GreenAston Villa's Andre Green

Aston Villa striker Andre Green has taken to social media to thank the fans after yesterday’s friendly defeat at Villa Park.

Premier League new boys Middlesbrough were the visitors as Villa looked to squeeze in some final preparation before beginning their league campaign.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men took the lead after 14 minutes, courtesy of a Nathan Baker header after Leandro Bacuna’s looping cross left debutant Victor Valdes stranded.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAlvaro Negredo

Three second-half goals from Alvaro Negredo, Viktor Fischer and Jordan Rhodes completed the Borough comeback but Green was still positive and took to Twitter to send this message after the game:

The 18-year old made his senior debut last season and caught the eye with his pacey, direct performances.

His form led to some speculation around a possible Villa Park exit, with Spurs believed to be among his suitors - according to the Birmingham Mail.

New manager Roberto Di Matteo during the press conferenceRoberto Di Matteo

He appears to be staying put however, and will hope to see more game time in the Championship under Di Matteo in the coming season.

Villa showed promising signs against Middlesbrough, despite fading as the game wore on, and they will now turn their attention to their opening league fixture next Sunday last season’s play-off semi-finalists Sheffield Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch