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Holt hoping for Villa goal

On-loan Aston Villa striker Grant Holt has targeted scoring a goal during his time at the club.

The 32-year-old has failed to find the net in all three appearances he has made thus far since his January switch from Wigan.

He last got on the scoresheet in August, scoring for Latics in their Championship clashes against Barnsley and Middlesbrough.

Holt would particularly like to celebrate in front of Villa Park's famous Holte End.

He told the Birmingham Mail: "It would be nice to score. It doesn't matter where it is or where it comes, it would be nice to get a goal.

''Obviously with the nostalgia of that stand, you want to score in front of it and you want to be involved with it. I'm hoping in the next couple of games and months I can do it."

Regular front two Christian Benteke and Andi Weimann have also been struggling for goals, but Holt is confident they can get back on track soon.

"When you're not scoring, some forwards take it to heart a little bit," he added. "It takes away from your game. You start thinking about the goals and I think that's what's happened.

"But they're now doing things that probably they did last year and just came naturally. They're doing little things and tricks and even in training, you can see it's coming off.

"I'm sure that between now and the end of the season, you'll see the best of those two."