By Amir Mir
Gabby Agbonlahor has revealed on Instagram that he was left “annoyed” as Aston Villa drew 1-1 with rivals Birmingham City on Sunday afternoon.
The 30-year-old striker made a sensational return in the second city derby, with manager Steve Bruce naming him on the bench at St Andrews.
Midfielder Gary Gardner headed the visitors ahead in the first-half with a perfectly timed header, before David Davis’ deflected shot in the second-half secured a point for Birmingham.
Agbonlahor, who made an eight-minute cameo appearance, looked lively at the latter stages of the game, and delivered this message on his personal Instagram account following the match.
Prior to the Birmingham clash, Agbonlahor had not featured for the Villans this term, as previous manager Roberto Di Matteo opted to leave him out of his first-team plans.
But, since the arrival of Bruce, the club’s longest serving player has been offered a clean slate and been told to undertake a six-week fitness programme.
Villa are unbeaten in four games under Bruce, winning two and drawing two fixtures and are 15th in the Championship with 18 points from 15 games.
Bruce’s side will now host lowly Blackburn at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, as they look to maintain their unbeaten record under their new manager.
In other Aston Villa team news, midfielder Gary Gardner delivered this Twitter verdict following the draw against rivals Birmingham.