Former Aston Villa boss Brian Little is backing Paul Lambert's approach to man-management.
Former Villa boss and player Little, who has also managed Saturdayâ€™s opponents Stoke, can understand why Lambert wants to keep the atmosphere at Bodymoor Heath bright and breezy.
â€śI think the most important thing is, like the manager says, letâ€™s get through the season together, letâ€™s hopefully survive this season, then Iâ€™m sure he himself will reflect,â€ť Little told the Birmingham Mail.
â€śThe problems that are there he obviously doesnâ€™t want to highlight too much.
â€śHeâ€™s got to look on the positive side, heâ€™s got to keep believing in what theyâ€™re doing.
â€śHeâ€™s got to keep his players right. He is right to hang on to what he believes in and keep the positivity going in the dressing room.
â€śItâ€™s the ones with that strength of character that will come through it.
â€śHopefully, in the summer, he will add to what is potentially a pretty decent squad.â€ť