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Improvement pleases Lambert

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is pleased with the progress his young side are making, although he admits there is still plenty to work on.

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Paul Lambert: Boss pleased with progress being made at Aston Villa

Paul Lambert: Boss pleased with progress being made at Aston Villa

Villa found themselves in the Premier League relegation zone last month but are now up to 16th in the table after claiming five points from their last three matches.

Lambert said: "I am delighted with the way things are going. I think the lads have taken some unfair criticism at times.

"But now they are starting to get the praise that maybe they deserve.

"When we first came in, we knew we had to try and change certain things and we've done that.

"We are nowhere near the finished article. That's the big thing, but you keep building and building.

"Some of the football we are playing is very good. You just need results to go your way and the last few games we've done really, really fine.

"We are only a few points off mid-table so we're not a million miles away."

Meanwhile, Villa winger Charles N'Zogbia is expected to resume training this week after a spell on the sidelines with a knee problem.

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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