By Danny Wright

Scott Hogan scored his first Aston Villa goal at the weekend and has wasted no time in talking up the size of the club.

The January signing has labelled Villa as a ‘huge’ club and has applauded it’s supporters and history.

Aston Villa took just under 5,000 fans to Wigan on Saturday and they weren’t let down as second half goals from James Chester and Hogan earned them a 2-0 win to continue their impressive form.

It was also the first time that Steve Bruce’s side have grabbed a win with the 24-year-old on the pitch after losing his first four matches before suffering an injury that kept him sidelined for five games.

The Birmingham-based club have now lost just once in their last six outings in the Championship as they clawed their away from the relegation zone into the top half.

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“I understand the size of this football club – it’s absolutely huge,” said Hogan, as quoted by the Birmingham Mail.

“The amount of supporters who travel with us away from home is more evidence of that, on top of the wonderful history and heritage we have here.

“It doesn’t matter where we play either – however far away the venue – the fans are there in unbelievable numbers.”

Aston Villa are now above Hogan’s former club, Brentford, in the Championship standings.

They sit in 12th place with 51 points with eight games of the season remaining.

Hogan was on fire in the first half of the season while at Griffin Park and smashed 14 goals in 25 league outings before swapping allegiances.

In other Aston Villa news, Nigel Spinks delivers his thoughts on a possible promotion push.

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