Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert looks set to welcome his former player Grant Holt back into the Premier League on loan until the end of the season.

The pressure on Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor to keep Aston Villa firing has not quite worked to plan so far this year.

Uwe Rosler, Wigan manager confirmed the deal when talking to SkySports. He said: "There is a great opportunity for him to work under his previous manager, who got the best out of him. Both parties had worked well together.

"It was too good a chance for Grant to turn down, we wish him all the best but he is our player and we will see where we are over the summer."

Grant Holt has two goals and assists to his name so far as a Wigan player in nineteen appearances but has been drafted in to help score some goals for Aston Villa.

The Villains occupy eleventh position in the Premier League table just five points off the bottom and reinforcements up front have been in demand for Lambert's side.

Following a difficult game against Arsenal last night where Villa lost 2-1, some positive news to come out of the club ahead of their match against Liverpool is much needed.

The defeat means that Aston Villa have lost five of their last ten Premier League games and a distinct lack of goals has caused them problems this season.

Christian Benteke ended his goalscoring drought however last night and some more competition for places in the Villa side may help Lambert's side start to find the back of the net on a more regular basis.

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