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This article is more than 11 years old Share on Messenger O’Neill backs Agbonlahor Share via Email Stuart James Share on Pinterest news Martin O’Neill Share via Email @StuartJamesGNM Share on Facebook Shares00 Martin O’Neill has dismissed any suggestion that Gabriel Agbonlahor’s England call-up has coincided with a loss of form. The Aston Villa manager said yesterday that the 21-year-old has made a “big contribution” despite failing to score in 10 appearances this year.That sequence would appear to raise questions about the merits of Agbonlahor’s inclusion in Fabio Capello’s preliminary squad but O’Neill remains convinced the forward has the attributes to succeed at international level. “Gabby may not be scoring [but] he contributes in so many other ways to us,” said Villa’s manager before today’s meeting with Sunderland.”It was only a fortnight since he was brilliant against Arsenal. Obviously he’d like a couple more goals. I’m quite sure he never felt that Wigan away [in December] would be his last goalscoring contribution. I would be surprised myself. But I’m not worried for him. Because I feel he does so much else, it’s less of a concern for me.”This little spell of not scoring a goal will be an interesting phase in his development,” O’Neill added, before using the involvement of the Villa youth system graduate in creating a goal for Ashley Young at Reading last month as evidence of other qualities. “If he was an out-and-out goalscorer and that was all he was doing, then that’s a different issue. That’s not me hiding. That’s how I feel. He has the talent to play this game at the top level. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t go on. When he first set out, he relied on his pace to go past people. Now he has tried to improve his touch, his awareness.” Topics First published on Fri 21 Mar 2008 20.10 EDT Aston Villa This article is more than 11 years old Share on Facebook Soccer Fri 21 Mar 2008 20.10 EDT Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Soccer Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Reuse this content