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Dublin praises Villa boss Lambert for backing youth

Aston Villa hero Dion Dublin has praised manager Paul Lambert for his faith in youth.

Lambert has stuck with youngsters including Matt Lowton, Nathan Baker, Fabian Delph and Ashley Westwood along with young foreign players such as Antonio Luna and Andi Weimann, with 19 members of the 25-man squad Villa submitted to the Premier League last night aged 24 or under.

Dublin told the Express & Star: "That's Paul Lambert's stamp. It's his signature dish, so to speak.

"He looks to give young players a chance. If he finds a player of an older age and quality, he'll play them - but he does like to give young British talent a chance.

"That's why he did so well at Norwich and other clubs he's been at. He does believe in the quality of the youth of today. He'll back it - and look at the way they've started. That's why he is the man for Villa."

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