Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland's Scott Hogan had endured a difficult goalscoring drought up until yesterday. After a record-breaking transfer that could see the fee rise to £15million, Hogan has only landed two goals for Steve Bruce's side.
He ended his drought during Villa's 5-0 thumping of Bristol City thanks to a gigantic leap and looping header.
What a header #avfc pic.twitter.com/BznhzbCNm7
— AVFCchats ?? (@AVFCchats) January 2, 2018
The striker addressed his poor form in his post-match press conference with Aston Villa FC:
It's not been a great twelve months. You got to keep working hard. I like to think the fans appreciate I will work hard for them, I've not done what they expect of me. I'm the first to admit that but I always will work hard, it's how I've been brought up. Hopefully, I can get some more. Really, it was just a tap-in but I’ll take what I can get. I know what I can do and it’s up to me to do it now. Hopefully, it’s just the start of things to come.
Hogan was called up to the Irish squad for the Moldova and Wales double-header last September and is still only 25. While his form hasn't been good his manager, Steve Bruce, praised his work ethic after the game.
Hogan will hope he can regain the form he demonstrated at Brentford that saw him compared to his former team-mate Jamie Vardy.