Agbonlahor adopts safety first stance
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Gabby Agbonlahor insists keeping Aston Villa in the Premier League is more important to him than beating Dwight Yorke's goal record.
The 26-year-old Villa hitman notched his 59th goal for the club in their recent 3-2 win against fellow strugglers QPR at Villa Park to leave him one goal short of matching Yorke's total during his time in the Midlands.
However, Agbonlahor's main aim is to ensure Villa remain outside of the bottom three relegation places in their final eight matches of the campaign.
"It would be nice to break the record but the only thing on my mind is keeping the club up. If the record comes, it comes," he told the Birmingham Mail.
Agbonlahor, who started his career in the Villa academy, is also committed to staying at the club beyond the end of his current contract in summer 2015.
"All that has ever been on my mind is getting in the side for the next game," he added.
"In football you never know what's going to happen. It's been a crazy journey and the time has flown by, but I've enjoyed every single bit of it.
"Long may it continue. I'm lucky to have been at a club like this for so long.
"I enjoy my football and I'm in the side. As long as that continues I would always want to stay. I've been with Villa since I was 13 and to still be here is a massive thing."