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Villa boss wants other to carry goalscoring burden

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish wants the goals to be shared out and not to rely solely on striker Gabriel Agbonlahor in Darren Bent's absence. McLeish believes it is vital Villa look to find the net from all areas of the team as they look to repeat last season's Barclays Premier League win at 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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