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Wednesday media watch [03.04.13 PM]: Lambert upbeat
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3rd Apr 2013
Wednesday media watch [03.04.13 PM]: Lambert upbeat


Express and Star: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today hailed Gabby Agbonlahor's return to form and insisted the striker's goal rush will be vital in the club's survival fight. The 26-year-old has rediscovered his scoring touch with four goals in his last nine games as Villa battle to escape the Premier League drop.

STV Sport: New Falkirk boss Gary Holt has thanked mentor Paul Lambert for helping him on his way to his first managerial appointment. The former Kilmarnock, Norwich and Scotland midfielder was unveiled by the Bairns on Wednesday as the man to replace Steven Pressley.

ClubCall: Villa boss Paul Lambert believes no club in the Premier League's bottom half is safe, although he's confident his team will stay up. Villa currently sit in the last relegation place, level on points with Wigan, but have an inferior goal difference to Roberto Martinez's side - which is the worst in the league.

Evening Herald: Samir Carruthers, the Irish captain of the newly-crowned young champions of Europe, Aston Villa, has hailed the impact of compatriot Graham Burke for his role in the Birmingham club's success. Villa won the NextGen tournament by beating Chelsea in Italy, with a strong Irish influence in the side as Irishmen Carruthers, Burke and Jack Grealish all started for Villa in their final defeat of Chelsea, with Kilkenny-born star striker Mikey Drennan only missing out through injury.

ESPN: Gabby Agbonlahor is on course to become Aston Villa's record Premier League marksman as he aims to fire the goals to propel his hometown club to safety. The speedy striker remained one behind the record thanks to Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina's reflex first-half save at Villa Park on Sunday but is in a run of form that encourages Paul Lambert to think more goals will soon follow.

Goal.com: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident that his young side can stave off relegation and remain in the Premier League. The Villans currently sit in 18th place, level on points with Wigan, but are in the drop zone due to their inferior goal difference which is the worst in the league.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says his young team have the ability to survive the Premier League relegation scrap. The Scot admitted he would have preferred to be already clear of the drop zone but is confident he has the players to avoid dropping into the Championship.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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