Steve Bruce has told Aston Villa outcast Gabby Agbonlahor he still has a future at the club, despite the fact he hasn’t played for more than six months.
Agbonlahor has not featured since March due to a series of discipline and fitness problems but Bruce insists no player will be written off over past indiscretions.
“I’ve said to all the players here they’ve all got a clean slate and I’m not interested in what happened before,” he told Sky Sports.
“Micah has a bit of a knee problem at the moment but he played the first game for me and Gabby is the same.
“He needs to get himself in better condition, he understands that and he’s been doing that for the last two weeks.
“He’s only 30 and he’s played his whole life in the big league, so I’m not just going to discard him over what’s happened in the past.”