In The Spotlight: Andreas Weimann

Since making the move from Derby to Bristol City in the summer transfer window, Andreas Weimann has impressed during his opening four league games in a City shirt.

Weimann netted just nine times in 81 appearances at Derby County but has took the Championship by storm since signing for the Robins.

Although he has been playing in a more attacking role in Bristol, he has been lethal in front of goal after bagging five goals in five appearances. He is the Championship leading goalscorer and doesn’t look like stopping!

After impressing during the final pre-season friendly of the season a week before the Championship season commenced, Weimann scored his maiden league goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest on the opening day of the season, before scoring in a resurgent 2-2 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

A double followed against a below-par Queens Park Rangers before he single-handedly ended Swansea City’s unbeaten start to the season with a milestone brace after 30 seconds.

“Getting the goal so early gave us something to hold on to and I felt we did well. Our shape was brilliant, we made it tough for Swansea to break through us and play. We could have got a couple more goals so in all in all it was a great performance,” said Weimann, when speaking to bcfc.co.uk following the 1-0 away win at the Liberty Stadium.

As aforementioned, Weimann netted a minimal amount of times for Derby last season and he seemed ecstatic with his start at Ashton Gate:

“I scored five goals last season so to get that after five games is brilliant. I’m enjoying playing in that position and it’s an exciting time for me.”

The Austrian has spent 447 minutes on the field of play this season and managed a goal every 89 minutes.

With Famara Diedhiou being available for selection for City’s home clash with Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon, Weimann may be pushed back into a less attacking role, though, he will still be crucial if City are to push for a top ten, maybe top six finish this season.

Picture Credit: Bristol City

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