Lowton Week: Villa's 'Mr Consistent' backed to continue upward curve
Matt Lowton has been backed to continue his rapid top-flight ascent.
Lowton missed just one Barclays Premier League game last term in a campaign that saw him deliver a string of consistent performances.
The former Sheffield United right-back also scored the club's goal of the season - a stunning volley in the 3-1 win over Stoke City.
And boss Paul Lambert is backing the 24-year-old to continue his upward curve over the next few seasons.
"I am pretty sure the praise he's been getting is terrific for Matty himself," said the manager.
"But the most important thing is you don't rest on that. It's important you do it year after year after year.
"Once you start to do that, make a right name for yourself and start to win things and start to progress your career, then people can say things.
"He's an unassuming young lad. He's fitted in really well.
"You know what you're going to get with Matty with his consistent performances."
Asked whether England recognition could come, Lambert added: "It's entirely in his own hands.
"His performances over the course of the year have been consistently high.
"We got him for a million pounds or whatever it was and he's been excellent."
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