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Lambert: Villa are 'bouncing'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes his team are "bouncing" with positivity as they scrap to retain their top-flight status this season.

The pleasing thing at the moment is the players are performing.

They are getting going. If you can get a couple of wins, that will be great. We have certainly put a lot of pressure on everybody.

The thing is we are not going into games thinking 'we're not playing well, we don't know what's going to happen.' We are right in it.

I have nothing but praise for the fans too. It's a demanding place but you have to handle it. With the noise and atmosphere, the crowd are right behind us.

The team are bouncing off them. That's a powerful thing. That's what is happening at the minute.

– Paul Lambert

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Phil Dowd blows his whistle to end the match.

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The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton. Clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

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Play continues after Mark Schwarzer takes the goal kick.

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The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton. Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

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Crossed in by Fabian Delph. Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

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Ashley Westwood delivers a outswinger corner to the far post. Clearance by John Arne Riise.

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Brett Holman restarts play with a throw in.

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Mark Schwarzer takes the goal kick.

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