Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said his side have been given a huge lift by new players Ryan Bertrand and Grant Holt ahead of the derby against West Brom, according to avfc.co.uk.
“The two lads who have come in have been excellent for us,” said Lambert.
“Ryan came in and I thought he was excellent in the game.
“Last week at Liverpool, he fitted in as if he had been here for years. He is a really good player who can develop into a right top one.”
Left-back Bertrand joined from Chelsea and Holt from Wigan with both players making their debuts in the Liverpool game.
The Scot also went on to say how Holt has made a real impression off the pitch as well as on it in the build up to the derby.
“Holty has been fantastic around the place with us. He is a good guy and a good character. He did well when he came on.
“There’s no doubt they have given us a lift,” added Lambert.
“People probably questioned why we brought in Holty, but I knew what I was getting – on and off the pitch. He’s been bubbly.”
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