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20th Oct, 2016 | 10:26pm

Agbonlahor hints at Villa return against rivals Birmingham

By Amir Mir

Gabby Agbonlahor has hinted on Instagram that he wants to make a return for Aston Villa, when they face City rivals Birmingham on October 30.

Striker Agbonlahor has not featured for the Midlands side this term, but recently-appointed manager Steve Bruce has offered a clean slate for the controversial attacker.

The 30-year-old was deemed unfit at the end of the club’s relegation campaign in 2015/16, as criticism from supporters led to the boyhood Villa fan giving up the captaincy.

Now the club’s longest serving player has provided a big hint about where his focus lies at this moment in time, as he posted a picture of himself celebrating after scoring a goal against Birmingham.

“Throw back Thursday,”Agbonlahor wrote on his Instagram account. “No better game to play in. Villa till I die.”

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Tbt no better game to play in #vtid

A photo posted by Gabriel Agbonlahor (@ga11official) on Oct 20, 2016 at 6:45am PDT

Birmingham-born Agbonlahor has enjoyed a successful period for Villa in second City derbies scoring four goals in eight appearances and being on the winning side on six occasions.

Villa recorded their first away victory since August 2015 when they beat Reading 2-1 on Tuesday night, which was also Bruce’s first victory since taking charge.

Bruce’s side now host Fulham at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, as they look to go into the Birmingham fixture with back-to-back wins under their belt.

In other Aston Villa team news, this out-of-sorts defender should be dropped when Fulham visit Villa Park on Saturday afternoon.