Andreas Weimann, whose contract with Bristol City expires at the end of the current campaign, is aware that the next few months are crucial. He is now on loan at West Bromwich Albion.

Not only does he need to consider his future with the club, but he also needs to think about if he can earn a spot in Ralf Rangnick’s Austrian squad for the European Championship.

When asked about his season and what transpired, the attacking midfielder Kicker was questioned in his own nation. He revealed that he was coerced into going on loan to West Brom, but he is quite happy that it happened.

“That was very essential,” he stated. The major reason I couldn’t start for Bristol in the end was a contract condition that prevented me from doing so because it would have allowed me to extend after a set number of games. It was the club’s policy, not anything to do with my performance or my fault.

I had to quit since I was tired of playing for only 15 minutes a week. That has now been a tremendously successful outcome. I now play for a team where there is still a chance for promotion and where we should qualify for the playoffs.

The attacker has made nine appearances since joining West Brom in mid-January, tallying two goals and two assists.

He arrived in England in 2007 after switching from Rapid’s U19 squad to Aston Villa’s U18 squad. He remained with the Midlands team until 2015, when Derby acquired him for a sum of €3.8 million.

Weimann subsequently moved to Bristol City in 2018, where he remained until West Brom offered him an opportunity to show off his skills during the last half of his contract in January of this year.