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No January sales for Aston Villa chief

Despite an alarming slump in form of late for Aston Villa, Sky Sports make a claim that has raised eyebrows in the Football Transfer Tavern.

Paul Lambert has admitted that his side are not performing as well as he would have liked of late, shipping goals like we at the tavern down shots, failing to pick up any points in the process. However, he has also made the claim that his side will not look to spend anything in the winter transfer window, and instead use the players they have at their current disposal to move the club away from danger.

With Paul Lambert favouring an accelerated pathway for his youth players to perform in the first team, elder statesmen such as Shay Given and Darren Bent have seen themselves outcast from the first team and will be looking to move on this winter. On the subject of incoming players, the manager stated that after spending £23 million last January, the club have decided not to spend now.

He said: “That’s the decision I’ve made. The football club has been in relegation battles for the last few years. This isn’t just new on them because they’ve been in it for a few years. It’s something we are trying to rectify in a different way and we will still go that way.”

Clearly the idea of spending to get away from the drop zone is out of the question for the former Norwich City manager who also spoke about the current crop of players, adding: “We fight and we keep going. I’m not going to beat them with a rod. You have to pick them up.”

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