Reading v Villa: Lambert - We have to show a ruthless streak
Paul Lambert has called for Villa to be ruthless in the final survival run-in.
Boss Lambert has been delighted with the performances over the past few weeks, with a host of dynamic displays since January.
But the manager has bemoaned the concession of late goals against West Brom, Everton and Arsenal.
Lambert wants his team to show a killer instinct between now and the end of the season as they look to see out games and pick up the vital points needed.
Writing in the News & Record, he said: "The tempo of play, the movement and endeavour - and the energy and sheer will to win - have been very much in evidence for a number of weeks now.
"The consistency of our performances is very encouraging as we get deeper into the final third of the season.
"There are 30 points to play for, which is a hell of a lot of football in which to compete between now and the middle of May.
"If we continue to play the way we're playing, results will come. I'm sure of that.
"The fact is that we are where we are but we've learnt plenty over the course of the campaign so far and the most important lesson has been the necessity to see the games through. It's essential in an unforgiving league.
"Too many times we've seized the advantage in games only to be pegged back.
"You have to see it out when you get into that position. It's that simple."
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