Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is pleased with manager Paul Lambert's work.

The Daily Star says he has gambled on a youth policy at the expense of a number of big-earning star players.

And Lerner is satisfied that the man who led Norwich to successive promotions to the Premier League will get it right at the club.

He will be given time to get his plans into place and is not thought to be in danger should Villa slide into the Championship.