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Christian Benteke | Forward

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 183

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Christian BENteke took a big step towards a return to first team action after the striker played for over an hour on Monday for the Aston Villa development side marking his first appearance since March with a goal from the penalty spot.
Benteke stepped up his rehabilitation after almost six months out with a solid performance for the Under-21 side against Bolton Wanderers this afternoon providing Paul Lambert with a tricky decision ahead of the weekend’s visit of Manchester City. The striker joined the first-team squad in training over two weeks ago and has performed well suffering no adverse reaction to his recent injury with the Villa coach hinting at a potential return. The Claret and Blues have started well and currently sit sixth following a tricky set of opening fixtures but their position relies heavily on a tight defence having only scored four times this campaign [drawing blanks in four of their seven games] and the temptation to include his top scorer from the last two seasons must be growing as each game week ticks by. Sep 29 - 5:19 PM
Source: ESPN