Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is targeting more experienced players in the January transfer window, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Lambert has put plenty of faith in young players during his first 18 months in charge at Villa Park, but there looks to be a change of philosophy for the upcoming transfer window for the Scot.

The Villa boss admitted his inexperienced squad could do with some more know-how and guidance ahead of the opening of the January transfer window.

But Lambert also revealed any potential signings will be dictated by owner Randy Lerner’s strict wage policy.

“You maybe want to bring one or two experienced ones in, to help the younger ones on the pitch,” said Lambert.

“If something can be done, we’ll try.

“I’m like any other manager who will want to try and improve it. If we can bring one or two in, whether it’s permanent or loans, it’s something I’ll try and do.

‘‘I’ve identified one that we’ll try and get in but we have to wait and see what will happen.”

“I’ve identified players that might help, because we’re a really young side as everybody knows. If we can add some experience along the line then we’ll try.

“You’ve had to virtually build a whole squad every transfer window. You’re hoping to get to a point where now you only need one or two in windows, not five or six.”

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