Lambert offers trio future hope

Last Updated: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:22

Paul Lambert has indicated Darren Bent, Charles N'Zogbia and Alan Hutton will remain at Aston Villa after praising the trio.

It had been reported that the Scot would look to offload three of Villa's high earners in order to make room for some fresh faces at the club.

However, all three players featured in Thursday's friendly win over Mansfield and impressed in the 45 minutes they were given against the League Two side.

Bent, who has been linked with a move to Turkey, scored twice while West Brom target Hutton impressed as the Villans ran out 3-1 winners.

After the game Lambert heaped praise on the trio and indicated they are very much part of his plans for next season.

"I've always known they have been good players," said Lambert. "Everybody knows the situation that was going on with the football club.

"But these lads have been brilliant. Darren has worked ever so hard and Alan is the same.

"Charles has come back from a year out, too, so there are some major positives from the game."

Have you an opinion on this story? Put your money where your mouth is and claim a free £25 bet.

Related news

Lambert rues missed chances

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00

Given poised for Villa outing

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:20

Villa set to turn to Spearing

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:11

Lambert thankful for Keane 'boost'

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:36

Gardner makes Seagulls switch

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:40

Lerner still loves Villa - Lambert

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:56

Lambert confirms debut on cards

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:35

Villa to sign Stoke City hardman

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:46

Lambert lays down striker challenge

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:50

Villa confirm Fox arrival

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:47
© 2010