Midlands latest: Stoke City star frustrated with display, Leicester star hails Cambiasso impact

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Agbonlahor hails squad spirit

Gabriel Agbonlahor says that the 'togetherness' of the Villa squad is what has caused the side's brilliant start.

Paul Lambert's men are unbeaten in their first four Premier League games and Agbonlahor, who recently signed a new four year deal at the club, believes this is because of the spirit in the camp. 

"I think there is more togetherness - that's the main thing - and a bit more experience to a good group of young players," he said to Villa's official site. "This summer the manager has brought in players who know the Premier League."

Nugent on Cambiasso

Dave Nugent has praised Leicester City's central midfield duo of Esteban Cambiasso and Danny Drinkwater for giving the Foxes the platform to beat Stoke City.

Nigel Pearson's side pulled off the shock result on Saturday and Nugent clearly feels that Cambiasso's addition to the side was a major help in the victory. 

"He did well signing Esteban," Nugent is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. "He's a quality player and he showed that when he came on."

"Him and Danny Drinkwater put the ball down and started playing football. Basically, they changed the game for us."

Oussama Assaidi bemoans missed chances

Stoke City winger Oussama Assaidi says that the Potters must become more ruthless. 

Stoke have now lost their opening two home games this season, after previously building their success on their form at the Britannia Stadium, and Assaidi has revealed this is a problem which needs fixing quickly.

"We dominated the game, but if you don't score your chances it still only takes one break to beat you," the Liverpool loanee told the Sentinel. "And that's it, they had one chance and scored."

Foster slams 'pathetic' Brunt abuse

Ben Foster has slammed the West Bromwich Albion fans who singled Chris Brunt out for ridicule at the start of the season.

Brunt has been a major part of the Baggies team for a number of seasons now, but has started this campaign poorly and the fans are already on his back, as a result.

It is something which Foster has clearly been aggravated by and he has stepped out in support of the Northern Ireland international. 

"It's pathetic, to be honest," FourFourTwo report he said. "These are our supporters and we need our supporters to support us and not do things like that."

"It's not nice. It is absolutely ridiculous that somebody who has been an incredible servant to this club for such a long time gets that."

Wolves midfielders must start scoring, says Saville

Wolverhampton Wanderers' start to the current season may have been a good one, but a worrying problem has already arisen.

Wolves failed to sign a striker over the summer and, as a result, have only netted six times in their first six Championship games, leaving supporters concerned about their goal threat.

Nouha Dicko and Leon Clarke have both struggled to hit the back of the net with any regularity so far, but George Saville believes that it is the midfield's job to help out their struggling strike-force. 

“I feel we’ve got a lot of firepower here but I also think it’s up to us midfielders to break into the box and score," he told the Express and Star. “People like Edo (Dave Edwards) and myself, plus Macca (Kevin McDonald) at times, I think we’ve all got the responsibility of scoring, not just the strikers."

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