Agbonlahor wants frontline role

Villa striker craves to be the main man in attack

Gabriel Agbonlahor: Aston Villa forward wants to be deployed as the main striker

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Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor wants manager Paul Lambert to deploy him as a centre-forward this season.

The 25-year-old was used in a number of positions last term, including wide midfield and behind the main striker.

Agbonlahor, who missed Villa's first two games of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign with a knee injury, is now hopeful that he will be played in his preferred position.

Frustrated

"Last season I was being used more left midfield or off the striker and it was a different sort of formation," said Agbonlahor.

"When we beat Chelsea away, I was playing in a front role - but then for the next game, at home to Swansea, I was played right midfield.

"If you don't get a run of games (in the same position) it can sort of mess your head up.

"Hopefully I can get a certain amount of games in my preferred position."

Competition

However, Agbonlahor admits that he will have to fight for the centre-forward position with Darren Bent, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Jordan Bowery

"No one is guaranteed a starting place and they're going to be coming after my place," he said.

"That was the same when I was younger. I was going for other players' places."

Villa will host Swansea City in their next Premier League game on Saturday.