Nathan Delfouneso believes the experience gained during a loan spell with Burnley will aid him in his quest to become an Aston Villa hero.

The 20-year-old spent two months at Turf Moor, making 11 appearances as the Clarets tried in vain to seal a place in the playoffs.

And, despite scoring just one goal during his time with Eddie Howe's side, Delfouneso feels the benefits acquired are more important than the success achieved.

"I feel like I've come back as a far more educated player. It has been good for my development because I have experienced a different environment," said the young forward. "I have learnt more about the game too - that there are different styles to the game.

"It's been a great learning curve. It has given me extra motivation to make my mark in the Premier League. That's where I want to be for my career.


"I am hungry, very hungry, to get myself involved. Hopefully I will be involved before the end of the season.

"I am going to go all out to become a regular in the coming seasons. I am looking to push on and be a success here.

"I want to work hard in training. The last two [Barclays Premier League] matches are great games to be involved in and I'd love to be involved in them. I want to finish the season nice and strong."

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