Club hero slams Aston Villa's Gabby Agbonlahor, labels him a one-trick pony

Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has come in for stern criticism.

Aston Villa hero Dennis Mortimer has heavily criticised forward Gabby Agbonlahor by labelling the former club captain a one-trick pony even during his better years, the Mirror reports.

The Villans have endured a terrible Premier League campaign this season, and there are very few in the current Villa squad who can look back on their performances with any pride.

Agbonlahor has been one of those to under-perform, and to make matters worse he was stripped of his captaincy duties following more than one controversial off-field incident.

Commenting on his former club’s decline, Mortimer has singled out Agbonlahor for criticism and feels the one-club forward has been out for sorts for a number of seasons at Villa Park.

“This must be the worst group of players I’ve ever seen play at Villa Park. I would get rid of all of them,” Mortimer told the Mirror.

“I was amazed when Gabby Agbonlahor was made team captain. He hasn’t played for four seasons, for me. He was a one-trick pony when he had pace.”

Agbonlahor, 29, has made more than 300 Premier League appearances for Villa, scoring 73 league goals.

He was once touted as a potential England regular due to his quick feet, blistering pace and directness in wide areas, yet it soon became apparent that his best scoring days were long behind him.

Agbonlahor hasn’t managed double figures for goals since the 2009-10 season, and this year he has managed just one strike from a total of 15 Premier League appearances.

There is no denying he hasn’t been good enough, and it remains to be seen whether he will still be at the club by the time the Villains kick off their Championship campaign next August.

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