Holman looking to add more goals after first strike against QPR

The former AZ midfielder is hoping to score more in Aston Villa colours after grabbing his first of the season in his side's 1-1 draw at Loftus Road on Saturday
Aston Villa midfielder Brett Holman says that his goal against QPR has given him the confidence to add to his tally.

The Australian's strike against the Rs in the 1-1 draw was his first for the club after moving on a free transfer in the summer from AZ and he now hopes to pitch in more and ease the burden on the likes of striker Christian Benteke.

"In the last couple of games, keepers have made some great saves from me," Holman 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.

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"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," he continued.

"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."