Andreas Weimann has admitted to Derby County’s official site that his start at the iPro Stadium hasn’t gone exactly according to plan so far.
Weimann was brought in by Derby from Aston Villa during the summer transfer window, and he was expected to have a key role to play for Paul Clement’s side.
However, the Austrian international has been left on the substitutes’ bench for much of the season so far, after struggling to hit the back of the net.
Weimann did score his first goal for Derby in his latest outing against Rotherham United, though, and the attacker admits that his maiden strike didn’t come as quickly as he was hoping for.
“It was a special moment,” Weimann said. “Admittedly, it has taken a little longer than I thought it would, but I was really happy to get it on Saturday.
"Any forward will tell you that getting that first goal is always really important. I wanted to get mine as soon as possible than I did and that’s out the way, hopefully I can get more.”
Weimann helped Derby pick up a 3-0 win over Rotherham, and he will hope that he can now keep his place in the starting line-up for the upcoming weeks.
There are no doubts that the 24-year-old has the ability to make an impact at Championship level, but the fact he has struggled for starting appearances highlights the quality in Derby’s squad.
The Midlands outfit have one of the strongest attacking line-ups in the Championship, and Weimann will need to ensure that he continues to get on the scoresheet, if he is to keep his place.