Steve Bruce hints star could be handed new contract, Aston Villa fans react

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce dropped the biggest hint yet that he could be ready to offer striker Gabby Agbonlahor a new contract this summer.

The 31-year-old’s current deal at Villa Park is due to run out this summer and it looked as though the attacker would leave the Midlands outfit after being frozen out at the start of the campaign by Roberto Di Matteo.

However, Bruce gave Agbonlahor another chance when he took the helm in October and the forward did his chances of extending his stay no harm at all when he scored the winning goal against arch-rivals Birmingham City last weekend.

Aston Villa supporters were quick to react to the comments from their boss via social media, but they disagree with him and believe that it is time for both parties to go their separate ways.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the news…