Image alt text here

Bruce on Gabby: There’s no better centre-forward in this division

Leeds away match on sale from Monday Villa Ladies reaction: Hunt "over the moon" with Villa Park win
Bruce on Gabby: There’s no better centre-forward in this division
View Gallery

Steve Bruce insists he will have the best centre-forward in the Championship to pick from him when Gabby Agbonlahor is up to absolute top speed.

Agbonlahor was put on a conditioning programme when Bruce arrived, expected to last six weeks by the manager.

However, he says the long-serving star is “ahead of schedule” as he utilised the pacey star as a substitute against both Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.

Bruce is excited about what Agbonlahor can offer when he’s at 100%.

He told us on Facebook Live: “Gabby made an instant impact when he came on against Blackburn. I want that for 90 minutes now rather than 20-25 minutes. 

Make no mistake he wants to be a player again here. Bruce on Gabby
“He’s ahead of schedule. I didn’t think he’d respond the way he has done. Fair play to him. 

“He’s been battered here for a while, for whatever reason. Maybe he’s say he deserved it at times. 

“But make no mistake he wants to be a player again here. 

“In the moments he’s played, he’s showed exactly what he wants to do. The rest is up to him. 

“There’s no better centre-forward in this league if he’s fit.”



Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 7th November 2016