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Lambert - It's Still About Minutes On The Pitch

Lambert - It's Still About Minutes On The Pitch

Following our 2-2 draw with Wycombe earlier today, Paul Lambert has said it's still about getting minutes on the pitch for the players and not the result that counts.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, which unfortunately saw both Andi Weimann (back) and Jordan Bowery (hip) go off injured, the gaffer said:

'We've still got a lot of work to do. We said before it's always about getting more minutes under our belts. We have one or two knocks at the minute which isn't helping and there are a lot of younger kids in the fray. But they never let themselves down and it's about fitness.'

Lambert adds that whilst it's disappointing to have plans disrupted by injuries the positive for him is seeing the younger lads making the step up from the U21's and not overly looking out of place amongst the first team lads.

As for the injuries sustained in this game, Lambert said of Weimann and Bowery:

'Andi and Jordan are both sore so we'll see how they are ahead of Tuesday.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday July 20 2013
Time: 7:26PM


Lambert certainly is mixing it up a lot playing loads of the youngsters and rotating teams both halves, seems like he is assessing the youngsters here we already have before deciding on wether to plunge back into the transfer market after we sell the likes of Ireland Bent etc
20/07/2013 20:37:00
A bloody Desmond. Jack Grealish is going to be exceptional. Could he break through this year? On another note, pre-season or not, I am getting sick of these defensive errors. Please sort it out, Lambert.
21/07/2013 00:24:00
Why such a poor attitude towards Lambert...I can't believe the tone of this article....wonder why we're called fickle. I await the usual replies...
21/07/2013 06:31:00
Its early days yet Grizz its the final two games you want to keep an eye on the rest are irrelevant from a results perspective... We still have Okore and Benteke to come into the fold...
21/07/2013 09:28:00
Is Ron Vlaar actually good enough?
21/07/2013 09:29:00
I dont know... I thought he was a good CB before he signed for us... The way I see things is he can only improve thing is its not just him defending and another CB instead of him isnt going to magically fix things like some seem to think... Having said that I think is Okore will be better than him by the end of the season... Lowton, Vlaar, Okore, Luna is far stronger than last season Lowton is definitely good enough, Vlaar will improve I expect both Luna and Okore to struggle initially but Okore will improve Benteke style while Luna may be more like Lowton... The key for us is not to panic our opening games are tough I wont judge the backline til the end of September or early October...
21/07/2013 10:07:00
I like the way he is giving our kids a chance and not worried if we are leaking goals now, would rather leak them now so they have something to work on and remember they are pushing the lads hard to get fitness levels up which is what its all about. Okore, Tonev and Helenius will be the ones that make a big difference to our team next season.
21/07/2013 10:27:00
Based on what I saw in Germany, Bacuna could be the most astute of all the new arrivals. Can beat his man, looks to pass early and delivers a quality cross...
21/07/2013 14:53:00
Giving the kids a try, or not got a clue what he's doing? Jury still out for me. Winning is a habit and one we could do with developing sooner rather than later.
21/07/2013 15:50:00
Clarke is good in the air but nothing special at anything else. Vlaar is just better than average at most things. No exceptional qualities. Got to be Baker and Jaws for me. Don't think there's a bad tone towards Lambert atall on this article ( for once ) koolbill.
21/07/2013 15:59:00
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