Cape Town - Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor admits it's up to his
manager to decide whether to drop him when Christian Benteke returns from
Agbonlahor has played a pivotal role in the club's bright start to
the new Premier League campaign, bagging two goals in four appearances.
However, he could well be consigned to the bench once Benteke
returns to contention at the end of the month following a lengthy lay-off with
an Achilles injury.
The 27-year-old gave a diplomatic response when asked what he
thought about the possibility of losing his starting berth to the Belgium
"You mean do I think I'm going to play?" he told the Birmingham
"It's a manager's choice. Whatever he sees as the best
way forward as a team, he will decide.
"Christian is a massive player for the club. He's been out
with a horrendous injury. He won't be rushing back because it's an injury you
have to be careful with.
"As soon as he's ready to come back, we will be stronger,
he's a great player and he adds a lot to the team."