Villa v Tottenham: Lambert - Lowton will come back strong
Boss Lambert revealed that Lowton wasn't injured at Carrow Road but was on the sidelines due to a slight dip in form.
Lowton was a revelation in the previous campaign, as he cemented himself as first-choice right-back in a season where he was a virtual ever-present.
Lambert thinks this consistently high form means you notice more keenly when he's not hitting those heights.
But the Villa boss thinks it's only a matter of time before he's back to his very best.
He said: "I have spoken to Matty.
"His level of performance for last year was extremely high. When you come off it a bit, it's probably more noticeable.
"I can't fault Matty. He played 40-odd games and he was extremely high in his consistency levels.
"It won't do him any harm as a young lad to be taken out of the firing line.
"But he will come back strong. If he plays against Tottenham, I know exactly what I'll get from him."
Lambert was very impressed with his replacement at Carrow Road - Leandro Bacuna.
Bacuna had probably his best game in claret and blue as he kept tricky Nathan Redmond quiet throughout the 90 minutes.
Bacuna has previously played as a right winger too - and Lambert likes his versatility.
He added: "He can play in a few roles which is great.
"He did excellently on Saturday against a little lad who has been going rally well for Norwich.I don't think he went by his once.
"The thing with Leo is he's really quick. He's a young guy, just here, but I am delighted with him."
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