Andre Green's injury blow gives Albert Adomah chance to revive Aston Villa career

Villa manager Steve Bruce reacts after a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on September 12, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Andre Green could be on the sidelines for a number of months, meaning Villa boss Steve Bruce should put his faith in Albert Adomah.

Andre Green of Aston Villa and Aden Flint of Bristol City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Bristol City at Villa Park on February 28, 2017 in...

19-year-old homegrown winger Andre Green had been a rare beacon of hope and optimism in another disappointing start to the season for Aston Villa.

Therefore, fears that the academy graduate could now be out of action for up to four months after undergoing an operation to correct a long-standing hamstring problem, per the Birmingham Mail, don’t bare thinking about for Villa fans.

Green has arguably been Villa’s most dangerous attacking player this season and his scintillating performance in last month’s 4-2 triumph over Norwich City inspired the club’s only league win in seven attempts this season.

If there is an upside, however, it is that Green’s long-term absence may give one of Villa’s best performers from 2016/17 the chance to make his mark in the current campaign.

Harry Winks of Tottenham Hotspur (L) and Albert Adomah of Aston Villa (R) battle for possession during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at...

Back in the picture

Only Conor Hourihane produced more assists in the Championship than Albert Adomah last season, who set up ten goals for his team-mates and justified the club’s decision to exchange the former Middlesbrough winger for Adama Traore last summer.

However, the 29-year-old had been a bit-part player in the opening weeks of this season, restricted to substitute outings in defeats to Cardiff City and Reading.

Albert Adomah of Aston Villa and Luke Garbutt of Wigan Athletic in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on December 10, 2016 in...

Yet, Adomah was given the whole second half to impress during the midweek stalemate with Middlesbrough and already appears to have won the battle with fellow wideman Birkir Bjarnason, who he replaced at half-time against Garry Monk’s side.

Adomah may not possess Green’s youthful exuberance and dazzling skill but he is a reliable creator of goals at Championship level and, with Villa failing to find the back of the net once again in midweek, he could prove his worth yet to Steve Bruce.

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