Dwight Yorke: What I haven't seen from Aston Villa in three years

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Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has said he's seen no progression under Paul Lambert.

Dwight Yorke revealed on Sky Sports News’ coverage of transfer deadline day that he didn’t think old club Aston Villa had made any progression under Paul Lambert for the last three years.

Villa are on the ropes after a 5-0 thrashing by Arsenal last weekend and after failing to sign Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert on transfer deadline day according to Sky.

Yorke feels there’s a lot of pressure on Lambert at the moment and has suggested they need to try and do something differently.

“For the last three years I’ve not seen any progression under Paul Lambert – Something has to change or this club is going to be playing Championship football next season,” said Yorke.

Lambert will be all too aware of the club’s struggles in terms of scoring goals, just 11 so far this season, and it’s encouraging he worked hard to try and give himself a different option in attack.

However, he needs to find a different system, which would be more effective in terms of getting more out of his current attacking players.

Villa have some very quick players who are well designed to play good counter attacking football for the club if they can draw sides in to create space, which they can exploit.

Alternatively, they could play a more direct brand of football, trusting their attacking players to hold the ball up, win flick-ons and generally give a defence problems throughout a game.

It will be interesting to see if the boss sets the team up any differently against Chelsea this Saturday.

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