Salaries too high for Villains - Lambert

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has rounded on critics of his low-key signings during the January transfer window.

Lambert spent £23million on new players last summer but only brought in midfielder Yacouba Sylla and winger Simon Dawkins - on loan - in January. Supporters and some former players have questioned the outlay, even though Lambert made it clear he only had limited funds to spend.

But Lambert said: "It doesn't bother me what the ex-players think. They should know better. If they have a problem they should come and see me. But the fans have been great and I understand their frustrations. If you ask me if I'd like to sign a Messi or a Xavi then Jesus, yes I would have done. But you can only work with what you've got."

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