Lambert has spoken to Randy Lerner, Villa's owner, to discuss plans for the January transfer window, although he says that he will not be pressurised into making signings because of the team's plight.
"At the end of December we'll see where we are and where we go from there," said the Scot. "Even when you get to January, I never panic. In some cases you can do that because of inflated prices and people wanting ridiculous money for players.
That's something I won't do, I won't panic in the last week or so."