Lambert wants improved Villa home record

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has won just five home Premier League games out of the last 21, losing 9.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has won just five home Premier League games out of the last 21, losing 9.

Lambert, however, knows there has to be a turnaround if Villa are to avoid another relegation dogfight.

"You need to win your home games," insisted Lambert.

"You should have a good solid base at home, but we seem to be doing it the other way around at the moment, winning away from home, and finding it hard at home. I don't know why that is. It's strange.

"It's not as if we set our stall out any differently. We always go out to try and win every game we play in, and I'll never change that.

"We've too many fans who come to watch us, so we can't sit back.

"Sometimes we are forced to because visiting teams get on top of you, but we never deliberately set out to defend.

"We know it's something we have to put right, to improve, and I'm sure it will come. The law of averages says it will come."

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