Villa boss Lambert insists Swansea draw good point

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists a point against Swansea City was a good result given their injury problems.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists a point against Swansea City was a good result given their injury problems.

Lambert acknowledged the importance of picking up a point against Swansea, particularly in the absence of influential trio Christian Benteke, Ron Vlaar and Jores Okore.

He said: "It's a game that you'd love to win, but a point stops that sequence of losing, which was vital for us.

"We're without big players, and it's a lot for us to carry. We're a young squad and when you lose people like Benteke, Vlaar and Okore, it's a big chunk of our spine.

"We (his management team) have only been here 17 months and I knew the first few years was going to be really tough, but we're halfway there when you look at the table. It's a big point."

 
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