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Villa v Wigan: Lambert - Injuries are a "major issue" at present
Paul Lambert talks about fitness problems on AVTV.
28th Dec 2012
Villa v Wigan: Lambert - Injuries are a "major issue" at present


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Paul Lambert admits his considerable injury list is frustrating heading into the Wigan clash.

Lambert could be without nine senior players on Saturday, with the treatment rooms filling up these past few weeks.

Ron Vlaar [calf], Gabby Agbonlahor [hip], Darren Bent [hamstring], Charles N'Zogbia [knee], Richard Dunne [groin], Andreas Weimann [calf], Gary Gardner [knee] and Nathan Baker [hamstring] are all set to miss the Latics game.

Fabian Delph will be absent through suspension, after he picked up his fifth booking of the season against Tottenham on Boxing Day.

Asked if any were likely to be fit for Wigan, Lambert told AVTV: "I am not so sure. That's a major issue.

"We have a lot of lads out at the moment so we have to bring in even younger ones that what we've got.

"But that's what you have to run with.

"The disappointing thing is that we have too many injuries.

"There a load of them out there at the moment.

"But whoever comes in, I'm pretty sure they will do everything they can to try to help us win the game, but we will see today what we've got."

Lambert was talking in his pre-match press conference on AVTV.

Lambert sat down for his weekly press briefing ahead of the clash against Wigan.

AVTV is the only place you can watch the press conference in full.

Lambert was asked about how he has picked up his players after two heavy defeats, Roberto Martinez's team, the offside rule, any New Year resolutions, the role of the fans and Alex McLeish's arrival at Nottingham Forest.

The full media briefing is available to watch now on the club's in-house TV channel.

AVTV is the only place you can watch the press conference in full.

 

 

 

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