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Weimann Expects New Striker To Arrive

Weimann Expects New Striker To Arrive

Andreas Weimann has said he expects Paul Lambert's overhaul of the first team to include the arrival of a new striker to aide competition upfront - especially if you believe the rumours that the Matthew Lowton deal will also include Delboy going on loan for a period.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Andi said that he would welcome a new body to challenge for a starting place after the departure of Emile Heskey, but he wouldn't be worried as he knows he has to focus on his own game and push on from his proper breakthrough last season.

'There's myself, Gabby, Darren, and Nathan now that Emile has gone. I think for myself it doesn't really matter if a new boy comes in because I've still got to be at my best to show the gaffer what I can do. If I impress I'll play, if I don't I won't.'

Perfect attitude from the young man, and I doubt I'm alone in expecting big things from him this season. As he says himself in the interview he 'got the taste' last term and he's determined to play a bigger part in the first team this time round, and from what we've seen he's certainly more than capable of stepping up and becoming a key player for us in the future. The Fulham equiliser shows he has a striker's brain and natural instinct to fish for chances, and the Stokie goal was just sublime.

Weimann says he's not setting himself any targets, but I'd imagine he'd be hoping for at least 10-15 starts over the course of this season and anything in the realms of 5+ goals would have to be considered success and growth from last season.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday July 11 2012
Time: 3:44PM


Delboy... is that Delph of Fonz? Didn't realise that was the rumour?
The Fear
11/07/2012 15:50:00
Be interesting if they go for another striker, Bent is a shoe in to start whenever fit, so Gabby? Wing? Departing? He'll not want to be on the bench...
The Fear
11/07/2012 15:52:00
Weimann isn't good enough, he isn't a kid anymore and has the worst first touch you'll ever see (yes worse than Gabby and Fonz put together) ...... He hasn't improved whatsoever over the last few seasons so can't see him getting any better now, so them out and two strikers in would be better.
11/07/2012 16:06:00
astonmilan, Weeman has some great potential, he still needs to improve a lot but he is a great asset to have at the Villa and he is young and hungry for 1st team starts, it can only bee all good.
Green Villan
11/07/2012 16:11:00
Nah Fear,you gotit wrong mate, Del Boy is off only fools n horses ;) the Weeman and Gabby i would prefer to keep as Lambert will get players back trying hard again, but if Gabby decides he wants o move on i would undertand totally, hope he stays though, as for a striker how about Cardozo from Benfica or Saha who is a free agent?
11/07/2012 16:49:00
Green, sorry mate but he is poor, have watched him in reserves for a while now and he hasn't improved. You can coach a midfielder/defender/winger ... but out and out forwards either have it or they don't. He would be about as prolific as Gabby at best.
11/07/2012 16:56:00
how dare you suggest I could possibly be wrong about something Clive... hang your head in shame!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
11/07/2012 17:09:00
astonmilan have to disagree with you mate regarding his frst touch. He has good control and showed last season that he is happy getting the ball in tight spaces even at the top level. As far as goalsare concerned I'd agree he wont be prlific but as I've said before on here he reminds of Tommy Johnson. Good team player, bundles of energy and movement that ceates spaces for others whilst getting a decent amount of goals himelf including some important ones.
11/07/2012 17:16:00
I forgot myself for a moment, my head is hanged in shame, just don't set them hounds on me or put a bounty on my head is all i ask!!
11/07/2012 18:12:00
Just what did he show last season ??? I must have been watching a different player to you over the last few years ..... a one off goal that every player will get in his career at any level and a fluke against Fullham don't add up to much I'm afraid. And his first touch is abysmal !!
11/07/2012 18:13:00
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