Gabriel Agbonlahor committed himself the last week to Aston Villa for another four years, signing a contract extension with the club he has spent his entire career. The 27-year old has been a key part of the Villa first team since breaking into the senior side in 2006 under David O’Leary, scoring on debut against Everton in March that year. While he may not have grown into the prolific goalscorer Villa fans would have desired following an explosive start to life in the Premier League, the forward has maintained his place in the team under a succession of managers that taken the helm at Villa Park and is now considered a senior figure in the squad.
Now under the management of Paul Lambert, Agbonlahor has come in for some criticism from parts of the Villa faithful in recent years due to a lack of goals. Blessed with blistering pace and decent movement, there is little doubt the striker should have scored a lot more than 68 goals in almost 280 appearances – not to mention more England caps than the three he has won thus far- his last Three Lions appearance was back in 2009. The striker’s four league goals last season summed up an underwhelming season for Lambert’s men in which the club were forced to settle with a 15th place finish.
However Gabby has been fabulous so far in the 2014/15 season and will be hoping to progress in the same vein through the season. He opened his account for the season with the opening goal Continue reading