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Southampton v Villa: Holman hoping to continue the momentum
Brett Holman on Saints clash.
22nd Sep 2012
Southampton v Villa: Holman hoping to continue the momentum


By Rob Bishop

Brett Holman is urging his team-mates to maintain the momentum of Villa's first Barclays Premier League win of the season when they take on point-less Southampton at St Mary's this afternoon.

The 28-year-old Aussie midfielder believes Villa will need to repeat their tremendous workrate against the Swans if they are to sink the Saints.

"We have to build on last week's result," he said. "That's the key.

"Getting that first win of the season has given us such a big boost. Now we have to carry that on against Southampton.

"If we can produce the same work ethic again, there's every chance of another good result."

The newly-promoted Saints are rooted to the foot of the table after opening the season with four straight defeats, including a 6-1 thrashing by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

They have also conceded a total of 14 goals.

But Holman knows that will count for nothing at kick-off time.

"Southampton haven't managed a point yet and they are going into this one off the back of a heavy defeat," said the Australia international.

"That can work both ways. Either their heads will be down or they will be trying to bounce back.

"We will need to be at them from the first minute because we're going there to try and get three points."

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