Villa boss Paul Lambert: I have Saints in my sights!

Basingstoke Gazette: Paul Lambert Paul Lambert

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert claims he never looks at league tables - but now has ninth-placed Saints in his sights.

Villa moved back into 10th in the Barclays Premier League as they came from 2-0 down to win a remarkable West Midlands derby against West Brom 4-3 at Villa Park.

It lifted them eight points clear of the relegation zone in the tightly-packed bottom half, but Lambert is certainly not looking downwards.

His side are now just five points behind Saints, who again underlined their ability by holding Arsenal to a draw this week, but Lambert believes are catchable.

The Scot said: "If you look at the table there are only five points between us and Southampton, who are sitting ninth.

"You just keep going. They are the next team above us.

"Five points is better than what it was. You just keep going to try to get the next target."

But when asked about targets in the table, Lambert said: "I don't look at it, but I know where Southampton are!

"I will look at it on the last day in May."

Villa's victory was just their third of the season at home in the league.

In their previous 11 games at Villa Park they had claimed just eight points and scored eight goals.

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4:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Saint TGB says...

I'm sure we are good enough to finish above The Vile!
I'm sure we are good enough to finish above The Vile! Saint TGB

4:22pm Thu 30 Jan 14

thehoggsback says...

It took another strange decision by clattenburg to win against brom,don't worry Mr Lambert we cant wait to play you again i guarantee the result wont b the same.
It took another strange decision by clattenburg to win against brom,don't worry Mr Lambert we cant wait to play you again i guarantee the result wont b the same. thehoggsback

5:28pm Thu 30 Jan 14

red&whitemachine says...

Pah!! Saints may be in his sights but Villa are a speck in my rear view mirror.
Pah!! Saints may be in his sights but Villa are a speck in my rear view mirror. red&whitemachine

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