Aston Villa star says team mate deserves England chance

Fabian Delph believes Aston Villa team mate Gabriel Agbonlahor deserves an England recall, according to the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old is playing some of his finest football under Paul Lambert, and Delph believes his current form would scare any defender in the world at present.

Agbonlahor scored a superb solo goal in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Southampton, beating two players with his pace before coolly slotting the ball past the Saints keeper, a goal that manager Paul Lambert described as ‘world class’.

Agbonlahor has won three England caps, the last of which came four years ago, but team mate Delph believes he is worthy of a call up to Roy Hodgson’s side.

“We have a number of players who could be in with a chance not just me and Gabby,” Delph said.

“Matthew Lowton, Ashley Westwood and others but for us it is all about performing at club level.

“Gabby has shown everything [against Southampton]. He showed pace, led from the front. Agbonlahor playing up front is scary for any centre-back in the world, let alone in the Premier League.

“He was brilliant and it was nice to see him out there. It was like seeing him two or three years ago when he was playing up front week in, week out and giving defenders a hard time.

“He is a close friend of mine as well, so it was nice to see him get a goal and it was good to get the assist for it.

“If something like that was to happen then that would be great.

“I would never question anyone’s selection, though. If I am selected to play then I would go and give 100 per cent. If not then I will keep trying to perform for my club.”

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