Gabriel Agbonlahor praises Alan Hutton and Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie

Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has clearly been impressed with Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie this season.

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonhalor has spoken of Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie's good form, while praising Alan Hutton

Hutton has turned his Villa career around this season, putting in a number of fine performances, but the biggest compliment that Agbonlahor paid was arguably to a member of another team. 

Bolasie has shot to prominence this season because of his brilliant performances and Agbonlahor is now using Hutton's display against him as an example of his quality.

"There's not many players get past him [Hutton]," Agbonlahor said to the club's official site

"Yannick Bolasie at Crystal Palace has been tearing past every full-back in the league, but he didn't get past Alan. Long may that quality form continue."

For Bolasie, who has risen up the leagues with Palace, to be used as a yard-stick in the Premier League is a testament to his ability. 

The Eagles winger has dazzled this season, with his trickery being matched with an end product and he has proven to be a major threat. 

Bolasie has been linked with Liverpool in recent times because of his brilliant performances, but he insists that he wants to stay with Palace and help them away from the drop zone. 

The 25-year-old is arguably the main man at Selhurst Park nowadays and his confidence appears to be rising by the game. 

Direct, purposeful and gifted, Bolasie is a full-back's nightmare, but it is true that Hutton did cope admirably against him. 

The Scottish international helped Villa keep a clean-sheet against Neil Warnock's side at the start of this month, in a match which Villa won 1-0.

It was a vital result for the Claret and Blue who have since backed up those three points with a victory against Leicester City and climbed up to 11th in the table. 

The task for Bolasie and Hutton will now be to continue being so influential for their respective sides, as both look to move away from the bottom three and towards safety. 

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