Gabriel Agbonlahor confirmed as new Aston Villa captain

Gabriel Agbonlahor has been named as Aston Villa's new captain following Stiliyan Petrov's diagnosis with leukaemia

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Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored six goals this season Photo: The Sport Review

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Gabriel Agbonlahor has been named as Aston Villa’s new captain, following Stilian Petrov’s diagnosis with leukaemia.

The 25-year-old scored on his Premier League debut in Villa’s 4-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park in 2006 after coming through the youth ranks at the Birmingham outfit.

Agbonlahor has gone on to establish himself as a first-team regular at Villa Park, scoring six goals this season in the absence of the club’s record signing Darren Bent, who is currently nursing an ankle injury.

The England forward will captain Villa when they face Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, hoping to lead Alex McLeish’s side to just their second victory in nine games.

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