Andreas Weimann is determined to use his performance in Derby County’s 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi Final Second Leg as a springboard for the upcoming campaign.

The 24-year-old Austrian international forward produced a fine display in Derby’s 2-0 Play-Off Semi Final Second Leg victory at Hull City, although the result on the night meant Derby couldn’t turn around a 3-0 First Leg loss.

Weimann’s first season in a Rams shirt, after joining from Aston Villa last summer, saw him make 14 starts and 19 appearances off the bench in all competitions.

He is keen to take his positive end to last season, on a personal basis, into the upcoming 2016/17 campaign under new Manager Nigel Pearson.

He told Rams Player HD: “I hope I can carry on where I left off in terms of the final game of last season.

“I thought I played quite well in the game at Hull, so I hope I can carry it into pre-season and into the new season.

“We’ve got a new Manager to impress and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

Weimann is looking forward to the prospect of working under Pearson and his coaching staff.

After reporting back for pre-season training on Monday, the wideman says he’s ready to go again.

He said: “There’s a bit of excitement and trepidation at this time and especially when it’s a new manager.

“You’re obviously excited to meet the staff and see what the Manager has to say – but likewise you don’t know what the training methods are like and that sort of thing.

“However, it’s an exciting time and I’m raring to go. It was good to have some time with the family during the summer but now I’m ready to go.”

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