Thursday 17 January 2019

Hourihane is ready for Villa job

Confident Corkman is ready to impress boss Bruce with hard work he showed at Barnsley

Conor Hourihane with an Aston Villa jersey as he is unveiled by the club
Conor Hourihane with an Aston Villa jersey as he is unveiled by the club

Ambitious and confident Conor Hourihane wants to hit the ground running with Aston Villa after he finally signed off on his long-predicted €4m move from Barnsley.

The Corkman, who has made Martin O'Neill's senior Ireland squad a target for the year ahead, is ready to bring his all-action, thunderbolt striking style to Villa Park fans as soon as Steve Bruce is ready to throw him in.

"I want to continue the way I have been playing at Barnsley. My confidence is high," he said.

"Long may that continue. I work hard, day-in and day-out, and hopefully my form continues.

"Villa fans can expect an all-round midfielder. I like to stop attacks and also start attacks.

"I like to get in the box and score goals. I like to chip in with goals and assists. Hopefully that will continue - there's no reason why not," said the self-assured 25-year-old.

"I just can't wait to embrace playing at Aston Villa and hit the ground running." he said sparking a hugely positive response from Villa fans on social media.

"Aston Villa is one of the very biggest clubs in England. Then there's Villa Park. We have Steve Bruce in charge. We have fantastic facilities. We have great players.

"With the size of the club and where it wants to go, it was a no-brainer for me to come here," claimed Hourihane.

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