Paul Lambert identifies area Aston Villa must improve in

Paul Lambert says that his Aston Villa side need to start creating more chances.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says that his side must become more creative in the future.

Villa have lost their previous four league fixtures, albeit against top opposition, and the manager clearly feels that his team need to start posing more of an attacking threat.

Despite having a number of forward-thinking options, Lambert feels that Villa must start becoming more productive in attacking areas and insists that he is giving his players the freedom to perform.

“I want us to create more," he said to the Birmingham Mail.

“Look at our attacking players on the pitch on Saturday - there was Tom (Cleverley), Kieran (Richardson), Charlie (N’Zogbia), Gabby (Agbonlahor) and Christian (Benteke).

“That’s half of your team, and then we bring Joe Cole and Andi Weimann on as subs.

“I’d like us to be more productive in the end. I know the players have got it in their lockers to go and do it."

Villa's most recent game, a 3-0 defeat to Everton, has been the most alarming of their current run, but they have still built a good platform to build on this season.

The Midlands side were excellent over the start of the campaign and still remain in the top-half of the table.

Their fixture list does relent slightly soon, too, with a number of winnable games coming up in the imminent future.

The side's next match comes against QPR on Monday, before they host Tottenham Hotspur and Lambert will be hoping to see plenty of attacking play in both games. 

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