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Villa boss Lambert can't nominate comeback date for Okore

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Jores Okore's playing return is up in the air.

Okore missed the majority of the previous campaign with a bad knee injury.

Lambert is being careful with Okore due to the severity of the problem he sustained - as well as the demands and rigours of the Barclays Premier League.

He told the Villa website: Jores has played U21 football but I'm not quite sure he's too ready to go into this environment yet.

"That's why I'm a bit reluctant and he's got to get more game time under his belt for his knee.

"I know he's playing U21 games with Denmark but I think to throw him in at that level is too early."

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