Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert confident of avoiding relegation

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Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes his team of youngsters have enough about them to remain in the Premier League next season.

The midlands club find themselves in the relegation zone on goal difference, but are just four points off 12th place with seven games to go in the campaign.

The Scot feels the ability of his young team will carry them through and enable them to finish above the drop zone.

The relegation scrap will be an interesting one with a number of clubs not out of the woods including Southampton, Stoke, Norwich and Newcastle who sit from 12th to 15th respectively. 

However, Lambert believes his side will avoid the drop to the Championship and continue to play Premier League football at Villa Park next term.

Having battled around the bottom of the league for the most part of the season, the former Norwich boss feels that this will stand them in good stead as they approach the final run in and ultimately lead them to safety. 

"Every team in the bottom half of the table is in a battle now. We are four points off twelfth and for much of the season we have been accustomed to this situation," he said according to Sky Sports.

"We've been living through it and we've dealt with the pressures it brings.

"Suddenly, there are other teams that have been pulled into it, teams who haven't had to get their heads around it and we'll see now what happens.

"The important thing for us is that we don't get caught up in it all, that we continue to focus on our games, on our jobs and that's what we'll do."

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