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Aston Villa head coach Paul Lambert says that front man Gabriel Agbonlahor will have to wait until the end of this season before the west Midlands club sit down with him to discuss a possible new contract at Villa Park, according to reports in the Birmingham Mail.
The former England international’s current deal at Villa now only runs until June 30 2015, with Agbonlahor recently calling on his employers to open discussions about extending his stay at the club.
However, Lambert says that Villa are in no rush to come to the table, and that he simply wants his in-form 27-year-old forward to concentrate on his football between now and the summer.
“When you look at 15 months it’s still a long time in football,” said Lambert.
“In years gone by you used to never find out what was happening to you until about a week before the end of the season.
“Then all of a sudden it goes full circle and it’s 15 months or two years. It’s just strange in football.
“I understand what he’s saying but I think there’s a long, long way to go before anything like that. I think he’s enjoying his football.
“I think you look at all these sort of things at the end of the season, for everybody.”