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Paul Lambert Rules Out Big Spending At Aston Villa

Villans chief not expecting huge arrivals.

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that the club are not in a position to make any big money signings when the January transfer window opens and has insisted that he will continue to follow through with his policy of giving young players a chance in the first team, Sky Sports reports.

The Midlands side notched up their first victory in five games against Cardiff City at the weekend with both goals coming from summer signings Leandro Bacuna and Libor Kozak.

The two goal scorers cost the club a combined fee of less than £10m, and Lambert has insisted that he will continue to hunt the market for similar deals.

“That’s the game…it’s a challenge,” Lambert said. “Randy has been great and (chief executive) Paul Faulkner has been great but we won’t be able to do what you would call a massive signing.

“We won’t be able to go out and buy the big type of players. We have to look at the market, the young lads. We give them an opportunity and hopefully they take it.”

Lambert is also hoping that the international break will give the injured members of the squad a chance to regroup and replenish their depleted ranks.

“If you look at the side we put out against Cardiff you’ll see we have lots of injuries at the moment, nearly half a team out,” Lambert said.

“You know things are bare when you’re putting young kids on the bench as we did.

“We had to make sure we got through this one and thankfully we seem to have done that with the win.

“If we get three or four of them back for the West Brom game then good. All things being okay, we’ll get a few back.”

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