Aston Villa midfielder Barry Bannan has welcomed the prospect of Paul Lambert being named new manager.

Bannan believes Lambert's managerial history would make him an ideal candidate to take over at Villa.

"If it is him, then that will be good," Bannan told Sky Sports News.

"He has done very well with Norwich and the clubs he was at before then. He has a good record up until now so hopefully, if it is Lambert, he can be as successful with us as he has with his previous teams."