Scott Hogan has expressed his delight on Twitter after he helped Aston Villa to their second pre-season win of the summer.
The 27-year-old has become a bit of a forgotten man at Villa Park, with the striker spending the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield United.
On Sunday, he helped Dean Smith’s side to a 1-0 win during their pre-season friendly against League One side Shrewsbury, as the goal was a much-needed confidence boost for the player.
Here is Hogan’s message to the Villa supporters, as posted on his personal Twitter account:
Great effort from the boys after a long and tough week. Great to be on the score sheet ⚽️🦁 pic.twitter.com/weHTO564YY
— Scott Hogan (@ScottHogan_9) July 22, 2019
It remains to be seen what the future holds for Hogan at Villa Park because if he wants to fight for his place then there are a place up for grabs.
Dean Smith will need attacking depth in the Premier League, and with someone like Hogan on his books, he would provide that, alongside summer signing Wesley Moraes and Jonathan Kodjia.
But given his struggles in a Villa shirt, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Smith opts to loan him out or sell him on a permanent basis this summer.
Since Hogan’s move to the Midlands in 2017, incidentally from Brentford when Smith was in charge of the London club, he has struggled for form and consistency.
But could a pre-season under Smith, who helped him produce his best form of his career at Brentford, help his get his career back on track.