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Agbonlahor happy to play out of position for the good of Villa

Gabriel Agbonlahor hopes he can fight for his 'frontman' position at Aston Villa which has been taken by new recruit Darren Bent but insists as long as the team is doing well he doesn't mind where he plays.

The 24-year old has been deployed in a much wider role by boss Gerard Houllier in recent outings but he is determined to do what he can to wrestle back the ascendency from ex-Sunderland star Bent who has scored twice no his first four matches for Villa.

However, he did make it clear that if Bent was preferred to him then he would simply have to get on with the job.

"Obviously everyone knows I want to play in that position where Darren is at the moment," he said.

"But it is for the team. We've been looking to get results and different players have been asked to play different positions.

"So you don't moan, you just get on with it. Maybe sooner or later I'll get the chance to play where I want to play.

"At the moment, as I said, this season is all about getting results. It has been a tough season so there will not be any moaning and I'll just get on with it.

"You never know with injuries cropping up. We needed that sort of back-up when we had a lot of injuries and people had to play different positions then.

"I think it is good that we are starting to get a bigger squad which we have not had for a few seasons, so I think we are looking good at the moment."

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