Agbonlahor sees brighter future for Villa

Gerard Houllier's side were hovering just above the Barclays Premier League relegation zone when the £24million signing of Darren Bent gave the club a shot in the arm prior to last weekend's clash with Manchester City.

Bent then struck a debut goal to secure a hugely uplifting win against the Champions League contenders, and Villa continued the resurgence with a 2-1 victory at Wigan on Tuesday night. Agbonlahor netted for the first time in the Premier League this season and captain Ashley Young also struck from the penalty spot.

The result lifted Villa to 13th in the table and the mood in the camp is positive, further dispelling previous reports of dressing room unrest.

Agbonlahor, who was deployed on the left by Houllier at the DW Stadium, said: "With the formation the manager wants to play, everyone is playing different positions. People may not be happy with where they are playing but the team comes first.

"With the way we are getting the results now nobody is moaning, everybody is playing where they are told. We are looking up the table now but other teams are only a win away from overtaking us. It is a weird table at the moment. We have just got to go into every game now with the same attitude and try to pick up points."

Source: PA

Source: PA