Aston Villa manager Dean Smith

Dean Smith will be agonising over the performances of Aston Villa pair Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet in their game with Wolves at the weekend.

That is the view of Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer Gabriel Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider as the Smith’s side struggled again in the absence of Jack Grealish.

The Midlands giants have won just once and scored two goals in the four games Grealish has missed with a shin injury.

Trezeguet came in for Anwar El Ghazi at Villa Park on Saturday with the Netherlands international missing out with injury.

Agbonlahor claimed he was missed greatly against Villa’s Midlands rivals.

He told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “First of all, the Wolves game was a tough game. Wolves are very defensively organised. They haven’t conceded many goals in the last half a dozen games. They’re boring games. 

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“Pedro Neto and Adama Traore are allowed to go and do their own thing but everyone else is behind the ball so it was always going to be a tough game and it’s hard to blame anyone for that game.

“But you look at it and Traore was quiet, Trezeguet was quiet. We were lacking that quality, for me.

“Watkins was the only one who stood out going forward. He must be missing Jack so much because Jack always puts opportunities on for him. He was unlucky to not score.

“Dean Smith will be thinking he wants players to step up. El Ghazi was missing and he’s done well. He was a miss.”

Trezeguet was handed his first start since the end of November against Wolves and he is yet to find the net all season.

Traore, a summer signing from Lyon, has five goals and three assists in 24 Premier League games this term.

In other news, Aston Villa have set their sights on signing the “next Grealish” this summer.