Andreas Weimann has said he expects Paul Lambert’s overhaul of the first team to include the arrival of a new striker to aide competition upfront – especially if you believe the rumours that the Matthew Lowton deal will also include Delboy going on loan for a period.
Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Andi said that he would welcome a new body to challenge for a starting place after the departure of Emile Heskey, but he wouldn’t be worried as he knows he has to focus on his own game and push on from his proper breakthrough last season.
‘There’s myself, Gabby, Darren, and Nathan now that Emile has gone. I think for myself it doesn’t really matter if a new boy comes in because I’ve still got to be at my best to show the gaffer what I can do. If I impress I’ll play, if I don’t I won’t.’
Perfect attitude from the young man, and I doubt I’m alone in expecting big things from him this season. As he says himself in the interview he ‘got the taste’ last term and he’s determined to play a bigger part in the first team this time round, and from what we’ve seen he’s certainly more than capable of stepping up and becoming a key player for us in the future. The Fulham equiliser shows he has a striker’s brain and natural instinct to fish for chances, and the Stokie goal was just sublime.
Weimann says he’s not setting himself any targets, but I’d imagine he’d be hoping for at least 10-15 starts over the course of this season and anything in the realms of 5+ goals would have to be considered success and growth from last season.
Andreas Weimann Forum Thread.
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