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Posted Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

‘I’ve taken it in my stride’ – Weimann discusses his new role

Andreas Weimann has needed no time at all in adapting to his more central position, under Interim Head Coach Dean Holden.

The Austrian, who has often played either as a striker or winger during his two seasons at City, has recently been played in a central attacking-midfield role.

He has nine goals to his name in the current campaign and he’s enjoyed further success since operating slightly deeper too, grabbing four assists in two games (versus Middlesbrough and Stoke City) during Holden’s caretaker guise and Weimann said it’s something he has taken in his stride.

“It’s different to what I’ve done before. I thought I was a striker, then I played on the wing and now I’m playing attacking midfield so it’s something different again,” he said.

“I’ve taken it in my stride, I’m always trying to do my best for the team and I have those assists recently too so I will try to do the same again tomorrow [against Preston North End].”

The Lilywhites visit Ashton Gate (Wednesday, July 22nd 7.30pm KO) for the final fixture of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season. Neither side can make the play-offs but Weimann says the squad knows the importance of continuing to challenge for the three points which are up for grabs.

“We said in training today we want to finish the season as strong as possible. We go into the game wanting to get the three points, finish on a high and everyone has something to play for.

“Whether that’s playing for a new contract and whoever that new manager will be, I’m sure that person will be watching and you have to prove yourself to them, so there’s lots to play for," he said.

Andreas Weimann - 2019/20

Minutes played: 3,637
Goals: 9
Assists: 7
Man of the Match: Twice
Pass success rate: 76%
Key passes made: 35
Shots per game average: 1.8
Opta rating: 6.8

Pre-season will allow the group to refocus and prepare for the 2020/21 campaign and Weimann, who has come close to promotion and the play-offs in his career, says the squad must hit the ground running if they are to go a step closer.

“I know everyone around the club so all we can do is have our two weeks off or whatever it will be, come back and go full steam ahead to try and achieve what we set out to do,” he said.

The 2020/21 campaign could see the return of supporters to stadiums, possibly from October following the Government’s latest messaging. And with the fans in mind, Weimann issued a ‘thank you’ for everyone’s support both home (in the literal sense) and away over the last 11 months.

He added: “From all of us, the players and staff, we want to thank the supporters for supporting us in the first 37 games and via Robins TV in the last nine. I’m sure loads are watching and unfortunately, we didn’t do what we wanted in the end. We know they have supported us and we thank them a lot for that.”

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Tune in at 6.30pm for exclusive City matchday coverage.

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