Lambert: Villa must be ready for 12 Cup finals

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is ready for the season run-in.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is ready for the season run-in.

Villa climbed out of the bottom three via their home win over West Ham eight days ago and have started preparations for this weekend's clash at Arsenal after a rare weekend of no action.

Lambert said: "We lost two-goal leads against Manchester United, West Brom and Everton. It's tough when that happens because those points could have made a major difference.

"But it's happened and you just have to keep going. There's no point in looking back and thinking 'we should have got points here and there'.

"From now on in it's 12 cup finals and that's the way we have to view it. We have to be ready for it and win more times than not."

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