Lille have got off to a poor start but can register a second win against Toulouse.

Villa banned Agbonlahor from the club after he was pictured apparently partying immediately after their relegation from the Premier League earlier this month.

He wrote on instagram: "I want to begin with an apology to all Aston Villa fans for my actions in recent weeks, especially at a time when it is devastating for everyone involved with the club."I'm stepping down as club captain with immediate effect, as I do not deserve to carry out such a role anymore.

This role was a huge honour to me and it hurts to have lost it."I have spent 16 years at Aston Villa and played some memorable games.

My celebrations and passion, especially in games against local rivals, shows my loyalty to Aston Villa."I am asking Aston Villa fans for forgiveness as I'm hurting as well despite reports and photos in the press making out otherwise."I agree my performances this season have not been good enough but I will be working hard to make things right! "Agbonlahor will be available for selection from Monday.

He had previously been investigated, with Villa opting to take no further action, after being snapped on holiday in Dubai in March appearing to hold a shisha pipe.

Last month he was also put on a personal fitness plan by caretaker manager Eric Black after he said Agbonlahor was not in the condition to aid Villa's failed survival bid.

Agbonlahor is Villa's longest serving current player and their record Premier League scorer with 73 goals.

The club are also investigating Jores Okore after the defender said he was not in the right frame of mind to be on the bench for this month's 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

The Denmark international is training with the under-21s.

Villa lost 4-2 to Southampton on Saturday with Joleon Lescott, Micah Richards, Leandro Bacuna and Brad Guzan jeered by supporters.

And they go to Watford on Saturday looking to avoid a club record-equalling 11th straight league defeat.