Aston Villa boss Lambert targets experienced January signings

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has revealed that he is looking to add more experience to his squad during the January transfer window, Sky Sports is reporting.

The current squad at Villa Park is largely made out of youngsters, and Gabriel Agbonlahor is the only member to have several years of Premier League experience behind him. Lambert’s usual policy in the past was to sign promising young players from the Football League or across Europe, but this time around he has hinted that he will take a slightly different approach.

He said: “I’m trying to improve the squad. And if we can bring one or two in, whether that’s permanent or loans, I will try. I’ve identified ones I will try to get them in, but we will have to see.

“We might want to bring in one or two experienced ones to help the younger ones on the pitch. You think experienced players might help you in certain areas of the pitch. But sometimes the salaries are ridiculous which I don’t think this club will do again.’

Lambert enters January with his side struggling for form. Aston Villa have won just two of their previous 12 Premier League outings, a run of results which leaves them only four points above the drop zone.

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