McLeish delighted with Villa matchwinner Andreas Weimann

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish was delighted with matchwinner Andreas Weimann after victory over Fulham.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish was delighted with matchwinner Andreas Weimann after victory over Fulham.

Austrian Under-21 international Weimann has been pushing for a first-team spot after some prolific form for the reserves.

McLeish said: "Sometimes the subs work for you. Weimann was a certainty to come on.

"I discussed that with the coaches beforehand and said somehow we've got to work this boy into the team if it's 0-0 or we are a goal down because he is a goalscorer.

"It is just trying to fit him into the team at the right time. He was competing against guys like Darren Bent and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

"Now there are a couple of injuries to key players and Andreas had deserved his moment.

"He has been prolific in the reserves, he is hungry, he wants to score goals, he links up play as well. He is not just a penalty-box player."

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