Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert feels the Premier League would benefit from a winter break.

But Lambert doubts a continental-style break will be introduced to these shores even though it is effective in countries including Germany, Spain and Italy.

Asked if he approved of the idea of winter breaks, Lambert replied: "Yes, I absolutely loved it. It was great. I really enjoyed it and if you were feeling tired at certain stages of the winter, a break helped.

"Over here and in Scotland, you were constantly playing football through the winter.

"The benefit you get from a winter break is great. If you are carrying an injury it gives you that time to get back.

"The funny thing is I never felt tired over there. It definitely helps you."