Andre Green met up with Lee Bowyer and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall in Dubai last summer, but his heart very much remains with Aston Villa. Charlton were interested in him then, but Villa decided he should go to Deepdale where he had very little game time: Charlton's attempts to sign him last summer
'We had a good chat out there. I got to know a bit about the club. The reputation of the club progressing players was a definite attraction. You only need to look at players who were at Charlton and where they are now – Joe Gomez and Ademola Lookman. So many people have done well here.'
Sun baked supremo Lee Bowyer told him ‘"you’ll enjoy it here and we’ll make you a better player"’. I can already feel the positive benefit of being at the club and getting my football – I can build on it.'