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Exclusive: Agbonlahor - Future is bright and I'm relishing it

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Exclusive: Agbonlahor - Future is bright and I'm relishing it


Gabby Agbonlahor says the future is bright for Villa - and he's relishing being part of it.

Agbonlahor has played for many different teams in a six-year senior claret and blue career so far.

He's excited about this latest side being fashioned by Paul Lambert, with young, emerging players improving together every week.

Agbonlahor can already see progress since the start of the season and thinks this will only speed up as the players develop alongside each other on the training ground and in the cut-and-thrust of matches.

He said: "I've obviously been in quite a few different Villa teams through the years. And I'm excited about this one at the moment.

"It's an improving team. I feel we are progressing each week. You see development in each game. That's because we're getting more and more used to each other.

"It's a really good team in the making. But there's definitely progress already. And it's important to realise this isn't just a short-term fix, this is a long-term project which will bear fruit in the future. The future is good.

"It's a fresh approach. It's about building, getting a close-knit group of young and hungry players who will develop together.

"Look at some of the success stories already this season. We had Derrick Williams come on against QPR. He did really well and didn't look out of place.

"Look at Ashley Westwood. He's come straight in and impressed everyone. He's got a great range of passing and he hardly ever gives it away.

"And then there's Matt Lowton. Again he looks a Premier League player. He looks like he's been playing in this division all his life.

"And these guys will only get better. These players have that hunger and desire. They give absolutely everything. But they're good players too. And given time, they will get more and more experienced in this division.

"There's a top team spirit too. We all work hard for the club and for each other. That's vital in any successful side and we have that in abundance.

"I am definitely excited at being part of this team. I am looking forward to the future."

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By @AVFCOfficial 5th December 2012
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