Reeves makes Brentford return

Aston Villa winger Brett Holman admits he has been given a

confidence boost after scoring his first goal for the club in their

1-1 draw with QPR.

The Australia international struck in the 8th minute to give

Villa the lead at Loftus Road only for Jamie Mackie to equalise 10

minutes later.

But Holman was delighted with his 20-yard strike and is hopeful

more will follow.

“In the last couple of games, keepers have made some great saves

from me,” Holman told the club’s official website.

“At Loftus Road, it was one of those where you hit it and you

think it’s on target, but knowing my luck lately you think he might

pull off a great save.

“But thankfully for me – and the boys – it went in. You’ve got

to wait until it actually goes over the line – and it did – so it

was a great feeling to get one.

“You don’t want to really concentrate on goals because your

strikers obviously are the main people who will score. But it’s

always nice to chip in and grab a couple.

“Attacking players always want to hit the net and it gives you

great confidence.

“I’ve scored goals for every club I’ve been with. Ratio-wise I

wouldn’t have a clue what my stats are but I have certainly scored

for all my teams.

“I think as an attacking player I’ve always pitched in with

goals. I’m happy with what I’ve done at previous clubs and

hopefully I can get a few more for this club.”

The 19-year-old was due to stay at Kingsmeadow until


Bees manager Uwe Rosler made the decision after his squad was

hit by a host of injuries.

In midfield alone Rosler has recently lost Kevin O’Connor, Tom

Adeyemi, Jonathan Douglas and Marcello Trotta to injury.

He said: “With injuries to experienced players, we are missing


Reeves, who played five games for AFC Wimbledon, will go

straight into the Brentford squad for their Johnstone’s Paint

Trophy tie at Southend.