Following his excellent display for Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, Andre Green insisted that he will remain committed to the Owls, regardless of the club’s likely relegation to League One.
Having joined Darren Moore’s side on a free transfer back in January following his release from Aston Villa last summer, Green has so far struggled for regular game time at Wednesday, with the 22-year-old’s seven Championship appearances – prior to the Middlesbrough clash – all coming from the bench.
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However, after being given the nod by his manager to feature from the off against Neil Warnock’s side on Saturday, the winger highly impressed for the Owls, creating two big chances, making four key passes and winning the penalty for Josh Windass’ goal, earning a SofaScore match rating of 7.6 for his efforts – the highest rating of any Wednesday player in the 3-1 loss.
And, speaking after the game, Green took the opportunity to commit his future to the club, suggesting that, even if Wednesday do drop down to League One at the end of the season, he is looking forward to his future at Hillsborough.
He said: “I’ve still got another year after here, I’ve come here to play football. Obviously, when I left Villa I was a free agent for a bit due to the circumstances of what’s going on. So yeah, I’ve missed so much football this season and I just want to play football and my main thought is to be here.
“I want to be here wherever we are, wherever it’s League One, if it’s here [the Championship]. If I can get a good season under my belt with the year I’ve got left, then I can only be happy with myself. So, yeah I’m not looking to get away. I’m committed to staying here.”
The comments of the 22-year-old are likely to come as a huge boost to Moore and his side, as Green’s performance on Saturday highlighted just how important he can be in helping to turn Wednesday’s fortunes around next season.
If the winger can stay fit, as well as maintaining his level of performance against Middlesbrough for an extended period of time, it is not difficult to imagine the former Villa player thriving within the lower standards of League One football, as well as becoming a key player in Wednesday’s fight for promotion back to the Championship.
And, with the winger’s former manager at Villa, Roberto Di Matteo, previously stating that Green has an “exciting future ahead of him” in football, perhaps Wednesday could finally be the club where the 22-year-old realises this promise.