A number of Aston Villa supporters have thrown their weight behind striker Scott Hogan after bagging a goal in their pre-season victory on Sunday. They hope the 27-year-old can make an impact in the Premier League next season after barely playing his part in their promotion-winning campaign.
Hogan couldn’t buy a place in the match day squad under Steve Bruce and wasn’t even able to gain a start under his former Brentford boss Dean Smith, coming off the bench just six times for a total of 68 minutes before being shipped out on loan. His temporary switch to Sheffield United culminated in winning automatic promotion to the Premier League where he scored twice in eight appearances.
The striker joined Villa Park from Brentford in a £12m deal on deadline day in January 2017 and has only made 61 appearances in the claret and blue, scoring ten goals. Despite his bit-part role at the club, fans are desperately hoping Hogan can make an impact for them next season in the Premier League with one fan calling for him to prove the doubters wrong.
Other supporters replied to his tweet saying they had faith in his ability with one member of the Villa fanbase stating his hard work and dedication will pay off – this was reinforced by another supporter who said that his attitude had been commendable during his time at the club. Villa could also save some money if Hogan can show he’s a decent striker according to a further fan.
Here’s the best selection of tweets from some of the Villa faithful:
Keep on plugging away Scott. Deano clearly has faith in you. Understand it's you've had a tough time at Villa but it's a new season and a chance to prove the doubters wrong and show us all you've got that natural scoring ability. Hope you score many more for Villa and ROI!!!
— Liam Flanagan (@LF_Doom) July 22, 2019
Keep going Scott .. your hard work & dedication to #avfc will be rewarded one day ????
— Tony Hall (@tonyhall97) July 22, 2019
Hopefully you do well pre season, get going and start to fire and then push on in the premier league. Saving us money and showing everyone you are a decent striker. Good luck for the season
— andrew spooner (@impaledgremlin) July 22, 2019
Your attitude is commendable Scotty, we’re all behind you this season! Any player that gives 100% every time they pull on the claret and blue shirt like you are welcome at our club every day of the week!
— AVFC Loyal (@AVFCLoyal) July 22, 2019
Every inch of confidence in your ability @ScottHogan_9. Let this be your season to shine!! Keep digging deep and it’ll come! UTV
— carl mitchell (@carlmit28751338) July 22, 2019
Keep going scott, your a work horse . Since you joined you have not had the service to your play , now we have better players to supply to you …utv
— Tony reynolds (@Tonyrey67385166) July 22, 2019
Took your goal well and Wes is the ideal partner for your game. A pre season under Deans could be just the thing for you – good luck!
— Tony Donnelly (@donners99) July 22, 2019
Keep doing it Scott. Get ya smile back. You deserve a run with a small amount of luck. There is goals in ya lad.
— JimmyVilla (@JimmyVilla1981) July 22, 2019