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13th Jan, 2017 | 11:16am

Steve Bruce delivers his verdict on Paul Lambert ahead of Aston Villa clash with Wolves

By Amir Mir

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has stated that Paul Lambert is doing a “very decent job” at Wolves.

The Championship duo meet at Molineux on Saturday evening for a mouth-watering Midlands clash.

Former Celtic midfielder Lambert managed Villa for nearly four years before he was sacked by the club in February 2015.

He has since taken up jobs at Blackburn, before taking over the reigns at Wolves where he replaced Walter Zenga.

It is the first time, Lambert will come up against his former club since the sacking and this is what Bruce had to say about him.

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“Well from the outside, he has done a very decent job in a very difficult situation,” Bruce told his Friday press conference, as posted on the club’s official Facebook page.

“He’s a very decent manager and very good lad too. He’s managed here and he will be desperate to turn us over which is only human nature.”

During his time at Villa, Lambert had to fight numerous relegation battles as then owner Randy Lerner was looking to cut the wage bill.

Since his departure, the former European Cup winners have fallen into the Championship where they are sitting in mid-table.

They are seven points behind the top six in the table as they have picked up one point from their last two league games.

Additionally, they have only won two games on the road this term, most recently against QPR in December.

On the other hand, Wolves come into this match having knocked Premier League side Stoke out of the FA Cup last weekend.

But they have conceded nine goals in their last three home matches, including drawing 4-4 with Fulham.

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