Paul Lambert has held talks with fit-again Brett Holman about his lack of games recently and has assured him that he’s set to feature in Aston Villa‘s run-in.
Holman joined Villa from AZ Alkmaar last summer and initially impressed in the first half of the season, but he has not started for Lambert’s men since January 12 after being used more as a substitute in recent weeks.
The Australia international has admitted his frustration at being overlooked but Lambert says he has held ‘clear-the-air’ talks with the 29-year-old and, after recovering from a hamstring injury, the winger is back in contention.
He told the Birmingham Mail: “I’ve spoken to him. I had a good chat with him. He is an experienced player and has done really fine since he’s been here. You don’t want people to sit and be happy when they are not in the side. You want them to be unhappy.
“He couldn’t get in because Charles (N’Zogbia) was playing extremely well.
“He (Holman) wasn’t fit for the other week (due to a hamstring injury). He is fit now. He has trained this week so he is back in the fray.”
The Villa boss added: “I’ve got to pick a team that can win a game. That’s the only reason.”
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