Paul Lambet backs Gabby Agbonlahor to fire Villa to safety

Paul Lambert today backed Gabby Agbonlahor to fire Villa to Premier League safety.

Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor (right) and Southampton's Victor Wanyama (left) battle for the ball
Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor

Villa still need a win to ease relegation fears after five defeats in six games.

Agbonlahor scored his first goal since New Year’s Day in last Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Swansea.

And Lambert believes the 27-year-old could hold the goalscoring key to maintain Villa’s Premier League status.

“That’s what you’re hoping for, that he’s on that little run,” said Lambert, ahead of today’s visit of Hull. “He’s very hard to stop with his sheer power and speed.”