Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan has reportedly returned to training quicker than imagined.
Villa’s players were back for pre-season at the start of the week but despite him being entitled to more time off, is back trying to ready himself for the new season.
Birmingham Live claim he reported to Bodymoor Heath on Wednesday morning for fitness testing.
And it was news that had Villa supporters praising him for his good attitude, despite the outcast struggling at the club after his £12m switch from Bristol City.
Fans took to Twitter to applaud his efforts as one said he was a top guy, hoping he got his chance to shine at some point. Another supporter offered similar sentiments, saying he should be given an opportunity next term.
A further fan applauded him for trying, hailing the fact he wasn’t just draining Villa of their resources.
Hogan’s time at the club has been far from impressive, scoring just seven goals since moving in 2017. He was previously one of the most potent forwards in the Championship, netting 14 in 25 before arriving at Villa Park.
However, following a loan spell at Sheffield United after being frozen out of the Villa team, he’s been linked with another temporary switch to QPR.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Give him a chance. We could use his pace.
— Matthew Chong (@MateoChong) July 3, 2019
Scott Hogan, despite his difficulties at Villa; and aside from his ability, never struck me as anything other than a top guy with a good attitude. I hope he gets his time to shine at some point – he deserves it.
— Phil Shepherd ??????? (@TheAsgardian) July 3, 2019
Everyone should give the man credit for turning up for training early. Positive attitude should be applauded, not smeared down with unnecessary negative comments. UTV!
— Kim-Freddy Thomesen (@maqueman) July 3, 2019
Fair play to him, he’s never moaned and got on with things.
— Shay Villa (@ShayVilla1) July 3, 2019
Good lad. Great attitude. Smith strikes me as a man where the door is always open if you work hard, unlike Bruce #avfc
— Mr Thompson (@mrthompson81) July 3, 2019
Fair play to him good attitude whether he’s getting fit for us or for a move doesn’t matter to me – at least he’s not just draining money he’s prepared to work
— Stroke Comedy Club (@strokecomedy) July 3, 2019
— Dom (@avfcdxm) July 3, 2019
Fair play to him. We have had our fair shower of wasters at the club nice to see him try
— The number 78???? (@TheNumber78_) July 3, 2019
Had a tough time at villa, but never through lack of trying. Good lad Scotty.
— Adam Keeling ♛ (@Ad_keeling) July 3, 2019