Premier League
EPL Home
Football League
World Cup 2014
Euro Football Home
Russian Premier
Ligue 1
La Liga
Football Italiano
International Home
World Cup 2010
Euro 2012 Stadiums
Euro 2012
Denmark 2011
AFCON 2013
About Us
Write for us
Contact Us

Laursen backs Agbonlahor to hit the target

Bookmark and Share

By Andrew Tuft

Thursday 01 March 2012

Former Aston Villa defender Martin Laursen believes Gabriel Agbonlahor can fill the void left by the injured Darren Bent, according to ClubCall.

Bent was ruled out for three months with an ankle ligament injury suffered against Wigan Athletic, leaving the England international with a race against time to feature again before the end of the Premier League season and throwing into doubt his participation in the European Championships.

Since leaving Sunderland for Aston Villa in January 2011 Bent has scored 19 goals in 41 games. At the Stadium of Light Bent managed 36 goals in 61 games following his move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2009. Capped 13 times by England, Bent has scored four goals for the national team.

Laursen said: “I think Gabby is a top Premier League striker. He is only young but he has shown that he is one of the best strikers in the top-flight. He has the mental strength too. He wants to learn - and he has developed.

Agbonlahor has made 25 appearances for Villa this season, scoring six times. The 25-year-old has been at Villa Park his entire career, bar brief loan spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Watford in 2005. In total, Agbonlahor has played 245 games for the Midlands club, finding the net on 54 occasions.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Blackburn v Aston Villa

Related Articles


Championship Analysis - Watford go top after beating Birmingham and Bournemouth slip up


Henderson close to new Liverpool contract


The rise and fall (and rise?) of Wayne Rooney's Everton relationship


Hart stands by Man City teammates


Sherwood: We believed we could beat Liverpool


Looking for a job in football? Submit your CV now


Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Delph shines as Villa reach the FA Cup final





Email Address *


Please enter code on left.

Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.


No Comments have been posted yet





Follow us...




Premier League Football News

ArsenalAston VillaChelseaEvertonFulhamLiverpoolManchester CityManchester UtdNewcastle UtdNorwich City
ReadingQueens Park RangersSouthamptonStoke CitySunderlandSwansea CityTottenham HotspurWest Bromwich AlbionWest HamWigan Athletic






Kick Football News