Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert doesn't doubt the desire within his squad.

He reckons his players have started to show more fight and desire to get out of the current mess and insists that their belief has never faded.

"The feeling to try to win is there," he said.

"When you get knocked and knocked at every opportunity you have to take the game by the scruff of the neck and influence it.

"The last few games we have thought 'we'll have some of this'. You can't go out and play football like it's a hobby.

"It's your job to win. The confidence is high at the moment.