Aston Villa is looking to secure the services of the veteran English striker Grant Holt who is currently a contracted player of Wigan Athletic.
Lambert has worked with the 32 years old striker before as well and he reckons that his experience can help Aston Villa to finish the ongoing season on a high.
Villa’s performance in the 2013-14 Season hasn’t been too bad. Yes, of late, their game has dipped down a bit and they have suffered some defeats, but, still, their position in the league table is quite respectable.
As far as Holt’s recent form is concerned, he made his way to Wigan during summer after leaving Norwich City and has done a reasonable job for his new club. He has got the opportunity to feature in 16 championship matches for the Latics so far and he has scored 2 goals in those games.
Villa’s strikers including their superstar Christian Benteke have been out of form in the recent past and that’s one of the reasons why there has been a dip in their performances. Although Benteke found the net against Arsenal a couple of days back, but, he looked far from his best. So, they clearly need the arrival of an in form forward.
In one of his interviews yesterday, when Lambert was asked about his interests in Holt, he said, “We have worked together in the past. Grant is a fantastic bloke. I have seen reports of him coming here. That’s definitely a possibility, but, there is nothing concrete at the moment.”
When asked about Christian Benteke finding himself amongst the goals again, Lambert said, “It was nice to see him scoring again. If he gets back to top form, it would be a big positive for us.”