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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