Driven Lambert: We need to take care of our own business
Paul Lambert has urged his team to take care of business and guarantee survival themselves.
Fans will be looking on intently as West Brom face Wigan at The Hawthorns on Saturday, a result which would help Villa if it goes in favour of the Baggies.
But Lambert insisted that he wouldn't be looking at others doing his team a favour.
He thinks that mentality is simply "clutching at things".
He said: "If you start thinking about clubs doing you favours, I think you're clutching at things. You look after yourself.
"There's no point worrying about other things.
"Every time we have been asked to get a result we have done it. The lads have always come up with the answers. Hopefully that will be the case again.
"There's not much in it. But we have had to look at our own things and win as many games as we can. The good thing is our form at the moment is very, very good.
"For a number of teams, it's far from over. But for us, I have always said we have been playing well to win games. We are in form, top form at the minute.
"As long as we don't think the job is done. We will try and keep that form up."
Lambert admitted he will be happy when the season is over - so long as Villa end up playing Barclays Premier League football next season.
But he stressed that's when the hard work starts again as he looks to build even more for the future.
He added: "Once we do what we want to do and try to achieve, yes you move on and keep building.
"My job is to get a winning team more times than not and try to build a team we think can compete."
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