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Hull v Villa preview: Lambert - We must show right attitude again

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Hull v Villa preview: Lambert - We must show right attitude again


Paul Lambert was absolutely thrilled with the level of performance in the win over Man City, as he called for more of the same against Hull on Saturday.

Lambert said the display in the 3-2 victory was "everything you'd want from a football team."

Now he has urged his players to put on another show at the KC Stadium and go all-out for another three points.

He said: "I've never wavered from the way I want us to play. We've always tried to play intense football with energy and we've never changed that since I've been here.

"So it's important to go and try and win matches and if we do that on Saturday then it's three on the bounce. We're playing well enough to go there and win.

"At the weekend, I knew we were up against one of the best teams in the country and that we had to play ever so well to try to get something from the game.

"I thought the lads had everything that you'd want from footballers - fight, hunger, desire, determination and togetherness.

"Everything that makes a strong team, we had in abundance.

"Then there was the noise from the crowd. They were brilliant. Everything about it was absolutely fantastic. The crowd were right with us.

"And considering the injuries we had - we lost four big players - the lads who came in did great.

"To come back from a goal down to Man City is hard enough but to do it again and go on to win it was a fabulous result for us. We were delighted to win. I had a team out there who would go through anything and everything for you.

"The way we won it, the manner in which we did it, was exceptional.

"Now we have Hull. We have to show the right attitude, the right way of playing and the right frame of mind because this is not an easy game to play.

"Hull have started well but our away form has been excellent. We've got a goal threat, that's for sure, and we'll go there to try and win.

"They have had an excellent start and that usually happens with a newly-promoted team. It's new, it's fresh and they go into the unknown in every game. You do get that freshness.

"It's a different type of game to the one against City. If we keep our away form and the way we are playing then we will certainly create chances.

"You have to earn the right to go and win a game. We will go up there and do everything we can to win it.

"The lads are playing well. There's a lot of confidence. And our away form is good."

Of course, Villa showed their attacking prowess with three goals against one of the favourites for the Barclays Premier League title without star strikers Christian Benteke and Gabby Agbonlahor.

Not that Lambert doubted his forwards.

He added: "I never really worried. I knew what I had. I work with them every day. I knew there were lads who were willing to go to the well for you.

"I never was worried. What's the point in having a team then? You need everyone to perform."


Hull v Villa
Barclays Premier League
Saturday October 5 - KO 3pm
Referee: Mark Clattenberg


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Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Westwood could return to the Villa squad for the trip to Hull.

Agbonlahor has been out of action with an ankle injury since the 1-0 victory over Norwich a fortnight ago, while a thigh strain has kept Westwood on the sidelines for the past three weeks.

But the pair resumed training this week and manager Paul Lambert is hoping to name both players in his squad for the clash at the KC Stadium.


Villa will be wearing their home kit of claret and blue.


Hull have won back-to-back Barclays Premier League games for the first time since October 2008.

Only on six occasions this season has a side won a game despite conceding the first goal - two of these occasions have seen Villa achieve this feat.

There has been just four goals scored in the three Barclays Premier League games at the KC Stadium this season - three of which have been scored by Hull.

Villa have won five out of their last eight away games in the Barclays Premier League.

Villa have not won three successive Barclays Premier League matches since April 2010.


Villa's match console is the ultimate place to be to follow the game with Hull.

Tune in and be part of the claret and blue conversation.

Before the game starts, the match console will also contain pre-match analysis, interactive polls and a free video package previewing the game.

During the match itself, you can follow the action and interact with Paul Brown and Dan Harrison in the match console.

Paul and Dan will bring you blow by blow action as the game unfolds as well as the thoughts of fans logging-in from all over the planet.

After the game, the match console contains a game report, manager's verdict, stat pack and a picture gallery.

You can boost the coverage of the game in the subscription-only area of the match console.

Here, you can enjoy live audio commentary, with Jack Woodward joined by Ken McNaught on the microphone throughout the 90 minutes.

Also, in our subscription area, you get a video interview with Paul Lambert and the star players from the game and extended highlights too.

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By @AVFCOfficial 3rd October 2013
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