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No pressure on Villa players to succeed on their travels

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert denies his side feels the pressure of playing away from home as they struggle to pick up points at Villa Park. Lambert takes his side to Newcastle on Sunday looking to build on an impressive haul of 17 points on their travels from a total of 28 points.

"I don't think there's pressure there because they've done it all year, they've picked up that amount of points away from home," he said of his side.

"It's an incredible amount of points to pick up away from home, especially in this league, it's the toughest league ever.

"To get those points away from home, they seem to have that freedom and be more relaxed for some strange reason.

"I think the expectation levels will be on Newcastle with the crowd and the club that it is.

"They've been beaten pretty heavily in their last few home games which isn't like them, because they've been pretty consistent.

"Alan's done a great job there and it'll be a tough game. But we also know that if you can get on the front foot, the crowd might become edgy."

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