Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Tottenham

Sunday, 02 November 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 2 - 0 A Villa

Monday, 27 October 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Lambert: Vlaar return a lift

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits getting some experience back in his side will be vital in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Last Updated: 19/01/13 at 17:02 Post Comment

Ron Vlaar: Aston Villa defender set to return against West Brom

Ron Vlaar: Aston Villa defender set to return against West Brom

Defender Ron Vlaar is poised to return against West Brom on Saturday evening and his availability would be a huge lift ahead of a crucial spell of matches which includes the second-leg of their Carling Cup semi-final against Bradford.

Lambert could also have defender Richard Dunne and striker Darren Bent available in the near future as well.

"There's a good chance Ron will be back. He came through this week really well in training," he said.

"The only thing he's lacking is match-fitness but with his muscle and the way he is, he's fine.

"His return could be huge and would be a big lift. He's an experienced lad and he's played a lot of big games.

"Ron was playing really well until he went out of the side injured almost a couple of months ago and it will be good to have him back.

"We have got experienced players here. I think some people are overlooking that. Ron is experienced, Ciaran Clark has played a lot of games now, Brad Guzan has played a lot of games. Charles N'Zogbia has played a lot of games.

"Gabby Agbonlahor has played loads of games. Because they're young, doesn't necessarily mean they've not played many games.

"With Darren and Richard, they are big players. Hopefully Richard's problem has been cured and Darren with his knee can get back quick. If they get back fit quick, then all the better for everyone."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

s that Subbuteo's Shaun Wright-Phillips? Crikey, I thought he'd retired. Although I guess 'Only' QPR is like a retirement home.

duckman
The Earl Grey Gossip

C

an we release him in January?

dhirt11
Gerrard: I would leave Anfield

E

xcellent! Not sure if he is any good as a manager (never thought about it) but the 'headbutt in the technical area' and what he said to Pelligrini were just brilliant, it was as if he was trying to recreate the end of the Alan Partridge Xmas special when Alan punched a man in a wheelchair and verbally abused Tony Heirs.

beachend
Football Managers On TV: Alan Pardew

Footer 365

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus shrugs off transfer talk

Marco Reus insists his future is the last of his concerns amid reports Bayern Munich want to sign the Dortmund ace.

Premier League: Wenger not ruling out Arsenal title bid

Arsene Wenger is not ruling the Gunners out of the title race despite being nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Premier League: Diego Costa back for Chelsea v QPR

Jose Mourinho welcomes back Diego Costa to the Chelsea squad for Saturday’s London derby with QPR.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property