Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says his squad will be stretched to the limit this month.

Villa have six Premier League games this month. They visit Southampton on Wednesday and Fulham on Sunday before entertaining Manchester United, travelling to Stoke and hosting Crystal Palace and Swansea.

"I told them that everybody will play a part in this," said Lambert. "This six-game period is extraordinary.

"We'll need everyone at the club to make a contribution.

"The wheel always turns and when you're called upon you have to be ready."

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