Andi Weimann | The first Albion interview

Andi Weimann is interviewed by WBA TV

Andi Weimann believes it’s a really exciting time to join West Bromwich Albion and hopes he can hit the ground running in terms of scoring goals.

The 32-year-old Austria international forward signed on loan for the remainder of the 2023/24 campaign from fellow Sky Bet Championship club Bristol City on Friday, having spent the last five-and-half years at Ashton Gate.

Weimann links up with the fifth-placed Baggies ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Blackburn Rovers at The Hawthorns, a fixture which provides Carlos Corberán’s men the opportunity to strengthen their position in the play-off places.

Andi insists he’ll give his all to help the club achieve its targets as he hunts down a first career promotion.

The striker said: “I got a call on Thursday night, basically saying that West Bromwich Albion were interested and they wanted me to come in for a medical as soon as possible.

“So at 7am on Friday morning I was doing a medical for Albion. It only took me 30 minutes to get to the training ground. It’s not far at all.

“I’m really looking forward to the next few months. I know a lot about the club and I’ve been around the area for a while now.

“I just want to help as much as I can and get this club to where it wants to be.

Andi Weimann watching Albion training

“It’s a very exciting time to join. I think we’re in fifth position at the moment, which is a really, really good spot to be in.

“Obviously there’s still a lot to play for. The Championship is a long season, but we’re in a great position.

“Hopefully I can bring my experience to the team and help on the pitch as much as I can.

“I think promotion is the target for me while I’m here. I’m not going to lie about it. It’s something I haven’t managed to achieve in my career. I have lost in the play-off a couple of times.

“I would love to help get this club into the Premier League.”

Andi Weimann smiling at the camera while standing with one foot on a ball

Weimann has scored 63 goals in the Sky Bet Championship and believes the creative, attacking players in the Baggies squad will provide him with plenty of opportunities to add to that tally in the next five months.

“I think I’m a very hard-working player. I think the fans and the players will all see that. I always work as hard as I can for the team.

“I’m definitely a team player, but I also think I’ve got goals in me. Hopefully I can bring goals and assists to the team.

Andi Weimann smiling while talking to WBA TV

“If I can get into the box and if I’m in the right positions, I’ll back myself to score goals. Hopefully from now until the end of the season I can provide that.

“It’s exciting to be playing with some of the creative players we have here.

“Strikers thrive off players in behind them or out on the wings delivering chances to score goals.

“There are plenty of those players here so hopefully that will suit my game. I’d love to come in and get started right away.”

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