Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Everton

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 3 - 2 A Villa

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Lambert waits on injured pair

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert will assess the fitness of injured duo Ciaran Clark and Karim El Ahmadi ahead of Saturday's trip to Norwich.

Last Updated: 02/05/13 at 16:14 Post Comment

Ciaran Clark will be assessed ahead of Villa's trip to Norwich

Ciaran Clark will be assessed ahead of Villa's trip to Norwich

Confidence in the camp was hugely boosted by Monday night's 6-1 thrashing of Sunderland, although the Scotsman decided not to risk Clark and El Ahmadi against the Black Cats.

But Clark is progressing well after a foot injury and El Ahmadi is recovering from a groin problem, with Lambert hoping to face a welcome selection dilemma for the Carrow Road trip, where he was manager from 2009-2012.

"Ciaran hurt his foot in training the other day. Karim got a groin strain the other day, too. It was too risky to play them," Lambert told the club's official website.

"We will see how they are later in the week."

Despite the boost offered by the huge win at Villa Park earlier in the week, Lambert is keen to move on and focus his players on their next challenge.

"As far as I am concerned the Sunderland game's gone," he added.

"You move on to the next one. You can't live on that. You have to let that go and go on to the next one.

''That's what I will try to do. Now we will go and try to win a game at Norwich. The situation is better than it was a few months ago because of the way we have been playing.

"We have been in this position for most of the season and the team have handled it brilliantly.

''They haven't let their heads go down. They have kept on going and the way they are playing they don't look like a team that are down there."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

o credit to Brendan for playing an innovative 'False No.1' for the first half of the season?

balls-to-monty
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

I

ve been really impressed by Adrian when I've seen West Ham matches. Really good keeper and has earnt the 'Ammers many a point this season. Wouldn't swap Lloris for anyone either, he's currently far too good for us.

dryice
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

H

ow is Mignolet, most PL clean sheets this season, not a part of this list? Ridiculous!

mahzaib aziz
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

Footer 365

Champions League: Real Madrid's Bale and Benzema fit for Juventus clash

Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema should be fit for Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final first-leg clash at Juventus.

Manchester United confirm tour of US in 2015

Manchester United have confirmed they will face Barcelona, PSG, Club America and San Jose Earthquakes on a US tour this summer.

Nigel Pearson warns Leicester winning run is worth nothing yet

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is delighted to be out of the Premier League's bottom three but has warned his players they have achieved nothing yet.

Mail Box

Is Mrs Mediawatch A Brighton Fan?

The Mailbox stands firmly in Bournemouth's corner, Jose Mourinho is defended in force and Manchester City would want him if he was sacked at Chelsea...

Mourinho A 'Motivator Of Idiots'

The Mailbox asks whether Jose Mourinho is really that special or is he just 'a motivator of idiots?' And strikers don't come through at top clubs...apparently.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company