Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is delighted with Nathan Baker's new deal.

The defender has inked a new three-year contract.

"For any player here at Aston Villa, the goal is always to strive to be the best you can and to keep improving as an individual within the team," Lambert said.

"Nathan has demonstrated courage and real willing and he's contributed to the team and these qualities will underpin his efforts going into the new season."