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16th Jan, 2017 | 6:07pm

If Steve Bruce continues to select this Aston Villa player then his days will be numbered

COMMENT by Amir Mir

The honeymoon period for Aston Villa under manager Steve Bruce has definitely come to an end following the defeat against Wolves at the weekend.

Bruce’s side produced a lacklustre display against their Midlands rivals as their performances under the promotion expert have worsened in recent weeks.

They have lost four out of their last seven games in all competitions and more worryingly failed to find the back of the net during their last three matches.

One part of Bruce’s management that needs to be questioned is his decision to continually select the out-of-sorts striker Gabby Agbonlahor.

If Bruce continues to select the much-criticised senior man then his days in the Villa Park dugout will be numbered.

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The 30-year-old was brought back from the cold by Bruce in mid-October, despite his actions in the previous seasons severely damaging his reputation with supporters.

Since his return, the boyhood Villa fan has clearly shown that the limited ability he had in his locker has well and truly gone out of the window.

The former England international has failed to score a single goal since his return and Bruce selecting Agbonlahor up front is stalling the club’s performances in front of goal

Youngster Andre Green, who come on as a substitute against Wolves in the second half, made more of an impact on the wing then Agbonlahor did throughout the match.

Not only that, Agbonlahor’s selection is also stopping the academy youngsters from showcasing their skills and talents for the senior side as they should be given a well-deserved chance.

Bruce’s side are currently ten points adrift of the final play-off spot which is currently being held by Sheffield Wednesday and Villa will not close that gap with Agbonlahor in the starting XI.

In other Aston Villa news, the club is hopeful of signing this £35,000-a-week Premier League striker after a development. 

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