Aston Villa loanee James Bree started for Ipswich Town as they were beaten by bitter rivals Norwich City on Sunday.
Aston Villa supporters on Twitter were left unimpressed with James Bree after he was involved in Ipswich Town’s 3-0 defeat to local rivals Norwich on Sunday afternoon.
The 21-year-old moved to Portman Road on loan in January where he is hoping to help Paul Lambert’s side avoid relegation to the third tier of English football.
But the bottom-of-the-table club were dealt another blow in their survival hopes when they were comfortably dispatched by top-of-the-table Norwich at Carrow Road.
Right-back Bree played the full match, with the home team opening the scoring inside the first few minutes through Onel Hernandez before Teemu Pukki netted two second-half strikes.
For the first goal, Bree was ball watching as Lambert’s side struggled to clear the ball from inside their own penalty area as Hernandez fired home.
Nonetheless, there were a number of Villa supporters on Twitter who felt that Bree had a poor game, with one fan stating that he had a ‘shocker’.
Another Villa fan urged the youngster to ‘seriously’ think about retiring, while others pointed out that his poor performance against the Championship leaders is the reason why he was sent out on loan last month.
Here is a selection of Villa supporters reacting to Bree’s performance for Ipswich:
Bree is already having a shocker of a game against Norwich. #AVFC— Dan Ball (@BallDanielJames) February 10, 2019
Dont understand what bree will achieve going to Ipswich on loan? Do his confidence no good at all #AVFC— Alex Hack (@holteender12) February 10, 2019
People asking why we loaned out Bree. 1 minute into a derby and the kid is marking shadows and cost his side a goal in the 2nd minute … #AVFC— Reece (@Reece_AV) February 10, 2019
Bree played eight games for Villa this season and has played 28 in total since moving from Barnsley during the January transfer window of 2017.
He has been used in a sporadic fashion by his managers and was used at centre-back in December by Dean Smith as Villa struggled with injuries in their backline.