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‘The ideal Grealish replacement’ – Will Aston Villa learn as player aims to kick on? Opinion



Aston Villa took part in another one of the games of the season on Friday night as they drew 3-3 with Sheffield United.

It was Andre Green that got the late equaliser, too, with him nodding home John McGinn’s cross at the far post.

And, that in mind, we’re just wondering whether Villa had wished they’d kept him for the first half of the season too. Maybe, for example, after injury he could have come into their side sooner?

Our writers discuss…

Jacob Potter

“He would have been the ideal Grealish replacement.

“I have no idea why they loaned Green out in the first place, and he’s already showcasing his talent for Smith’s side this season.

“It does beg the question, that could Villa be in the top six if he had been with the club all season?”

Gary Hutchinson

“The loan always looked odd, but he spent most of his time at Pompey injured.

“There wouldn’t have been any benefit in keeping him around.

“It’s easy to react after a single goal, but I think time has proven Bruce right on loaning him out.

“He’s only fit and raring to go now because of his loan spell.”

George Harbey

“I think it should have definitely been worth thinking about.

“Under Steve Bruce last year, Green showed his quality and glimpses of what he can do when given a chance to impress.

“He looked bright when coming off the bench against Sheffield United, and could have been a real asset down the left flank for Villa this season after surgery was out of the way.”

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