Aston Villa hero Ugo Ehiogu says the club must rally behind manager Paul Lambert.

Villa are one point above the Premier League drop zone following a Christmas in which they conceded 15 goals in three defeats.

Former Villa star Ugo Ehiogu said: "Sacking Paul Lambert is not the right thing to do.

"I'd like to see him get some money in and start to bring some experienced players in, otherwise the kids are going to get swallowed up.

"You can't expect a team that's lost a lot of quality over the last few seasons to be able to compete in every game."