Holman eyeing Villa impact
Australian midfielder wants to do as well as compatriot Bosnich
Last Updated: June 29, 2012 6:58pm
Brett Holman: Looking forward to plying his trade in the Premier League with Aston Villa
Australian midfielder Brett Holman hopes he can have a similar impact at Aston Villa as compatriot Mark Bosnich.
Holman will link up with Villa next week when they report back for pre-season training after signing a pre-contract agreement in March while still a player with AZ Alkmaar.
The 28-year-old, who has won 53 caps for Australia, is hoping to emulate the success at the Midlands club of his fellow countryman, goalkeeper Bosnich.
Holman told the Wolverhampton Express and Star: "The way they play in Holland is very technical and, mixed with an Aussie mentality, I think it is a great combination.
"He (Mark Bosnich) gave Australians a good name at Villa Park and I hope I can make an impact as well."
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"Playing under Louis van Gaal (at Alkmaar) you learn a lot as a player and that has definitely rubbed off on me.
"I also know about what a good goalkeeper Mark Bosnich was for this club and he really made his name here.
"He gave Australians a good name at Villa Park and I hope I can make an impact as well."
Sydney-born Holman, who can also operate as a second striker, joined Feyenoord in 2002 before moving to Alkmaar four years later and was part of their 2008-2009 title-winning team.
He was part of Australia's 2010 World Cup squad and scored in the group matches against Ghana and Serbia.