By Amir Mir

Wolves manager Paul Lambert has stated that he is “not giving up” on promotion and used Aston Villa as an example.

Lambert believes his former club, who are one point ahead of them in the Championship table, will still have “aspirations” to finish in the play-off places despite being 13 points adrift of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

Steve Bruce’s side are currently sitting in 14th place in the table with Lambert’s team sitting four places below.

Wolves beat their Midlands rivals in January, having secured a 1-1 draw at Villa Park when Walter Zenga was in charge of the club in mid-October.

Since Lambert took over from the Italian, he has guided them to a number of impressive wins, most notably against Liverpool in the FA Cup.

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However, in the Championship, the former Premier League boss has not given up hope of returning back to the promise land with his current side.

“Aston Villa are one point ahead of us and I bet you they’ve still got aspirations to get in there and they’ve spent an incredible amount of money,” Lambert told the Express & Star.

“I’m not giving it up. We’re playing well, we look a side that’s come a long way. We’ll keep vying for it and going for it.

“You look at the gap (to mid-table) and there’s not much in it. “I’ll always look up (the table) and we’ll see what we can do.

“If you look at that group from 10th there’s one or two points in it.”

Wolves have won nine of their 29 matches this season, drawing eight and losing a further 12 encounters.

By contrast, Villa, who were relegated from the top tier last term, have won only eight games, with the bottom three only winning fewer matches.

However, for Lambert, he has guided his team to four wins from their last six games in all competitions, including wins over Premier League duo Stoke and Liverpool in the FA Cup.

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