Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan would welcome the appointment of Paul Lambert as the club's new manager.

Lambert is in negotiations with Villa while the Birmingham club work on a compensation package with the 42-year-old's current club Norwich.

Scotland international Bannan, 22, believes Lambert's managerial history would make him an ideal candidate. "If it is him then that will be good," Bannan told Sky Sports News.

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