Villa boss Lambert shrugs off Agbonlahor England snub

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert isn't bothered if in-form Gabby Agbonlahor doesn't gain an England recall. Lambert sees no cause for consternation should a recall fail to materialise.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert isn't bothered if in-form Gabby Agbonlahor doesn't gain an England recall.

Lambert sees no cause for consternation should a recall fail to materialise.

"I'm not going to tell Roy Hodgson how to do his job," the Scot said. "That's his prerogative, to pick the national team. It's hard enough to pick any team.

"From my own point of view he's been playing fantastically for me, he really has.

"In the last three games he's been excellent. He's been at the top of his game against the best teams in the land in Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool.

"To be fair to Gabby he hasn't let it bother him; he's just got on with it. You can't influence somebody to pick somebody. But for me and this football club, he's playing really well."

 
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