Midlands latest: Villa star promises full commitment, Wolves ace aiming for promotion

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Gabriel Agbonlahor will give his all for Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor says that he will continue with his all-action performances for Aston Villa.

The forward signed a new four year deal at the club last summer, keeping him at Villa Park until he is 31-years-old, but he says this increased security will not see him rest on his laurels. 

“If you look at me and my stats from the last 10 years or so, whenever I have signed a new contract, I have always carried on playing," he said to the Birmingham Mail.

“I’ve always tried 100 per-cent in every game and made myself available for every game unless I was injured."

“You can’t (say that I’ll ever fall into a comfort zone), maybe you can with other players, but not me.”

Kasper Schmeichel in fitness battle

Kasper Schmeichel is a doubt for Leicester City's match at the weekend against Manchester United. 

Schmeichel picked up an injury on international duty, and missed Leicester's 1-0 win over Stoke at the weekend, and he now faces a race against time to be fit for the Foxes match against Louis Van Gaal's side, according to the Leicester Mercury. 

Coates says Stoke must adapt

Peter Coates believes that Stoke City must find a way to beat sides who play against them with a defensive approach.

Leicester and Aston Villa have both enjoyed success against Stoke when looking to hit them on the couter and the chairman is hoping that Mark Hughes can find a solution to their current struggles. 

"They [Leicester] came with a plan and executed it very well, we must also acknowledge that," he said to The Sentinel. "We've done it plenty of times ourselves in the past. Now, though, it's up to us to find a way around it."

"I think teams in the bottom half will always come and do that, but the top teams don't feel they need to because they feel they can outplay you."

Gardner: WBA need to start winning

Craig Gardner says that West Bromwich Albion must start winning games if they are to push up the table.

The summer signing is yet to see his new side win a match and that is something which he is looking to put right as soon as possible. 

"We need to start winning games and getting points," Gardner admitted to the club's official website. "It's still early on in the season and the team is still new and gelling together."

Lee Evans wants Premier League football at Wolves

Lee Evans says that he wants to reach the top with Wolverhampton Wanderers after signing a new deal yesterday. 

The youngster committed his future for the next three years to the club who he has broken through at in recent times and he is now hoping that they can get to the Premier League. 

“I think every player sets out wanting to play in the Premier League and I am no different,” Evans said to the Birmingham Mail

“I know that’s going to be difficult and this is a really tough league but to do that with Wolves would be great."

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