Villa boss McLeish eager to lift pressure from Agbonlahor

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish doesn't want their goal scoring responsibility to be left to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish doesn't want their goal scoring responsibility to be left to Gabby Agbonlahor.

Darren Bent's absence with an ankle injury means Aston Villa have lost their greatest threat up front.

Ahead of this weekend's clash with Arsenal, McLeish said: "You can't keep singling out one guy in Gabby to get you the goals. We need other guys to score as well.

"We need to score from set pieces, we've not done that very well this season.

"We need goals from the wide men, we need goals from midfield.

"Stan (Stiliyan Petrov) has scored five, Charles N'Zogbia has got a couple, Gabby six or seven.

"We are looking for Gabby to get amongst the goals — but he is also a provider and his assists this season been excellent as well."

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