Paul Lambert has hailed the quickfire impact made by Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood in adjusting from npower League One football to the Barclays Premier League this season.

Westwood was signed during the final week of the summer transfer window from Crewe and was not chosen in Lambert's line-up during the early part of the season. But the 22-year-old has looked at home since making his full debut at Sunderland last month and has impressed when starting the last six matches during Villa's mini revival.

Villa manager Lambert said: "I think a lot gets overlooked with Ashley but he has just come in here and has taken to it no problem whatsoever."

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