Football FanCast guest columnist Sid Walters agrees with Carew’s
view about Agbonlahor and hope that his fellow Villa fans will remain patient
John Carew is backing Aston
Villa duo Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to cause even more torment to
Barclays Premier League defences after warning they will“get better and better each season”.
Young carried off the PFA Young Player Of The Year award after a dazzling
campaign on the left-wing, while fellow England international Agbonlahor
finished runner-up after scoring 13 goals during 2008-2009 and being a constant
menace with his searing pace.
But Carew is confident the pair
are capable of moving up to an even higher level, saying: “Gabby and Ashley are doing great and they are quite young still.
They will keep on learning – and get better and better each season.”
He added: “Ashley has had a fantastic season last year – his first full one
at the club – and this one he has been even better.
“He’s just been brilliant for the club, a fantastic signing. Gabby
has been the same. He has every quality to become a big player. He just needs
to continue working and he will get there.
“But the pair of them will only improve and they have great
futures in the game.” (PA)
The big Norwegian certainly has
a point and it is fair to say that some Villa fans need to appreciate their
contributions this season.
Although Young still remains a
darling among supporters at the Holte, Agbonlahor has been on the end of some
barracking this season that was certainly unwarranted. At the end of the day it
mustn’t be forgotten that he is still a young man, finding his feet and little
blips of poor form are going to creep in from time to time. Unfortunately O’Neill
hasn’t a big squad at his disposal therefore was unable to take him out the
firing line, which only exasperated the situation further. You don’t become a
bad player overnight and as Big John suggest, in time, he will become an
important player for us going forward.