Andi Weimann has admitted he is hoping to be given a chance to prove himself at Aston Villa under new manager Paul Lambert, who took over from Alex McLeish at the end of last season after impressing with Norwich.
The young striker emerged as an exciting prospect towards the closing stages of a dismal season for Villa, scoring two goals that proved instrumental to the club avoiding relegation
He was given a chance in the first team following a number of injuries to rival forwards as the club struggled their way over the line at the end of a season they’ll want to soon forget.
The 20-year old has now revealed he hopes the policy of bringing through youth players will continue under the new manager, and that the team can go on to defy soccer betting tips next season.
“Hopefully I get another opportunity to show what I can show and get a few more chances in the team,” he said.
“Last season we had loads of young players come through.”
“I think seven players who had come through the academy started one game, which is good for the young players because they can see there is a chance there for them.”
Weimann will have to really work hard to earn his place in the starting line-up come the new season.
Darren Bent’s return to fitness, along with whoever Lambert decides to sign, will make it hard for the young striker to get a regular run in the first-team.
That said, Those that bet on soccer games saw some real quality in Weimann towards the end of last season, bringing a rare bright spot to a shocking couple of months for the Villa fans, and Lambert will want to keep the prospect around the squad.