Aston Villa boss: Portsmouth switch can benefit Andre Green

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Steve Bruce expects Andre Green’s imminent Pompey switch to benefit the winger’s development.

The Blues are expected to tie up a season-long loan for the 20-year-old within the next 24 hours.

Steve Bruce holds imminent Pompey arrival Andre Green in high regard

Steve Bruce holds imminent Pompey arrival Andre Green in high regard

Green, who can operate on the left wing or as a number 10, is highly-regarded by the Championship club.

However, the loan arrivals of wingers Anwar El Ghazi and Yannick Bolasie have knocked him down the pecking order.

And Villa boss Bruce believes a period at Fratton Park can help Green. 

Bruce told the Birmingham Mail: ‘I've decided to let him (Green) go and get some games under his belt.

‘After signing the recent (wingers) it will benefit him.

‘I hope he goes and becomes a big success. We will then see how he is in January.’

Green missed a large chuck of last season through injury, yet has made five appearances this season, including two starts.