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Holman pleased to chip in following first Villa goal

Brett Holman is aware that his job as a midfielder is not really to score goals but he was delighted to contribute for Aston Villa with his first strike on the weekend.

The Australian international opened his Villa account with a fine effort in the 1-1 draw with QPR at Loftus Road on Saturday and he is now looking to help the attackers even more as the Birmingham outfit attempt to move up the Premier League table.

"In the last couple of games, keepers have made some great saves from me," Holman, who moved on a free transfer from AZ Alkmaar in the summer, told the club's official website.

"At Loftus Road, it was one of those where you hit it and you think it's on target but, knowing my luck lately, you think he might pull off a great save.

"But thankfully for me - and the boys - it went in. You've got to wait until it actually goes over the line - and it did - so it was a great feeling to get one.

"You don't want to really concentrate on goals because your strikers obviously are the main people who will score. But it's always nice to chip in and grab a couple.

"Attacking players always want to hit the net and it gives you great confidence.

"I've scored goals for every club I've been with. Ratio-wise I wouldn't have a clue what my stats are but I have certainly scored for all my teams.

"I think, as an attacking player, I've always pitched in with goals. I'm happy with what I've done at previous clubs and hopefully I can get a few more for this club."

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