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Bree: Why Villa is the perfect fit for me and my aspirations for the new season

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Bree: Why Villa is the perfect fit for me and my aspirations for the new season

James Bree feels settled in B6 and is relishing his first full season in claret and blue. 

The right-back joined Villa from Barnsley back in January. 

Having racked up over 50 professional appearances at just 19, Bree was a focal part of the Tykes’ League One promotion and impressive first half of the 2016/17 Championship season. 

This form attracted the attention of boss Steve Bruce and the Wakefield-born defender had no hesitation in accepting the club’s invitation to join. 

Since arriving, he has made seven appearances and is targeting another prosperous campaign on a personal and collective level.  

He said: “Once I knew Villa were interested I didn’t really think about anywhere else.

“It was a good step up for me.

"The manager is a huge manager, you know what you’re going to get with him. 

“I’d only heard good things about the coaching staff, the group of lads and the place as a whole. 

“It wasn’t much of a decision. 

“Once I knew Villa were interested, I immediately felt it was somewhere I wanted to come to. 

“I’ve got an apartment in the city, it’s a different kind of lifestyle. 

“I’m getting used to it, a few of the lads live close by. 

“It’s been good I’ve settled in well. 

“I want to come back in pre-season fighting fit, do well and see what happens.

“I hope to play as many games as possible and kick on.” 


AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 15th May 2017