Andreas Weimann tweets excitement ahead of his first Derby training session

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The new Derby County player is clearly looking forward to the next chapter of his career.

New Derby County signing Andreas Weimann has taken to Twitter as he prepares to join the Championship side for pre-season training.

The 23-year-old Austrian signed for the Rams for an undisclosed fee back in June and after a summer break he is now ready to get down to business.

Writing on Twitter on Sunday morning, the forward said, “Back to England after a nice family holiday in Portugal; can’t wait to get started at my new club tomorrow.”

He then added the hashtag ‘next chapter’ and it will be interesting to see how Weimann does at Derby given his innate talent but lack of chances at Villa in recent times.

The striker, who can also play on either wing if required, slipped down the pecking order following Tim Sherwood’s arrival at Villa, an unused substitute in six of the last seven Premier League games of the campaign.

Used predominantly as an impact substitute even before that, Weimann ended the season with just four goals and two assists, and Derby will be hoping he can make up for lost time and show what he is truly capable of next season and beyond.

The Rams finished last season eighth in the Championship, a 3-0 defeat to Reading on the final day ending their hopes of a play-off place in dramatic fashion.

But with Weimann and fellow former Villa teammate Darren Bent now signed up, next season could end very differently.

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