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John Carew has said the best is yet to come from Gabby Agbonlahor and part of his job as a senior player to help and advise him as he develops.

Speaking on the official site, Carew expressed his delight at our opener against Man City and said he was very impressed with the improvements Gabby has shown over the last few months, let alone impressed with the cool manner he took his hattrick.

'Gabby was great. Like any striker he was waiting for that opening goal of the season. So to start the season with a hat-trick - it can't be better than that.

'He's improved so much in my time at the club but there is definitely much more to come from him. I've seen him getting better and better since I came here and he will continue to get better and better.'

Speaking with his 'senior hat' on, Carew explained that for all the youngsters, not just Gabby, the experienced players are their to help and mentor them through their development. The job of training a player isn't simply the remit of a coach, it's your fellow teammates as and when they are needed.

'I hope I can help him continue to improve. If I can be of any help to him, I will do my best - in training or in games - to be of assistance.

'If he needs me I am there and he just has to use me as much as he wants. That is part of your job as a senior player and the other senior players are also there to help.

'He can be as good as he wants to be. We just have to let him focus on the games and he will continue to improve. Playing in Europe this season will help him get better so hopefully we can do well in the UEFA Cup.

'This is a great team for a striker. We create a lot of chances and are very dangerous when we attack. I think this season we can score more than we did last year.'

That's a big prediction from the big man. Score more than last season, most of us would take scoring the same but conceeding less to be honest.

On Man City itself, he concludes:

'It was a great start to the season. We won and scored four goals so that was a really good day for us.

'We played great and it was good to win convincingly because Manchester City have a good team and play good football.'




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 19 2008

Time: 5:03PM

Your Comments

72 goals this season then...perhaps we will knock 6 past the Albion instead of 5 past the Blues this year then :D
Villa4Europe
Well I'm not going to argue with him, go for it.
steff_the_villan
A similar amount scored to last season with less conceded would be worth just as many points I think. Without some silly goals conceded last year we'd have been knocking loudly on the door of the top 4. This the year? Let's all hope so.
Mayo_12
I think part of the problem is that we don't have enough of those 1-0 and 2-1 scrapes that the likes of Manure, Arsenal, Chelsea and the ******** seem to get. We either completely anayalate the opposition, scoring 3,4,5 or 6 or we don't score at all. If I remember rightly, last season we did suffer a goal drought for about 4 matches of not scoring. This cost us massively. I mean take those 6 goals at Derby for instance, 6 goals spread out throughout the season when you need them most and you could win the league!
Villan-in-Cyprus
For some teams 6 goals =18 points, for us it = 3 points
Villan-in-Cyprus
I'm still not convinced that JC and Gabby are the perfect strike partnership, but maybe in time, a Withe/Shaw type bond might just develop. We have to look for both to bag fifteen premiership goals plus apiece this season, not out of the equation the way they've started.
glensider
I think we'll again bag a fair few goals on our travels this season. The pace we have on the break is a formidable weapon to possess, and no doubt one or two of our hosts will get a sound beating again this time around.
glensider
 

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