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Herd expects Villa's Weimann to kick on

Aston Villa midfielder Chris Herd is expecting fellow young gun Andreas Weimann to push on after scoring his maiden Premier League goal last weekend.

The 20-year old Austrian striker netted the injury-time winner over Fulham at home, pouncing on a mistake from Herd's Australian counterpart Mark Schwarzer, to get a head onto the ball and then knock home from close range.

The goal gave Villa a vital victory and Herd now feels that Weimann can take plenty of confidence from that moment and now forge a strong career at Villa Park.

"Andi is a great player, he's an Austrian U21 international," Herd told the club's official website.

"He's got a lot to bring - goals, link-up play. He's only young as well so he's going to be a great player here.

"I think a goal like that can change your career.

"He'll kick on and hopefully get a few more goals and who knows where he can go from there if he keeps on going.

"I think it can kick start his career at Villa."

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