Paul Lambert defends Christian Benteke form

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists that he has "no worries" over the form of striker Christian Benteke.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has backed striker Christian Benteke to come through his recent spell without a goal.

Benteke has not scored since returning from injury on October 20, but Lambert has supported the Belgian international's contribution to the team during his six-match goalless run.

The 44-year-old told reporters: "I don't have any concerns whatsoever. Even if he isn't scoring, he is still a handful.

"He'll come through it. I said to him that he won't come through every game where he is scoring every single goal.

"He'll be fine. I know what he is offering to the team, so I have no worries about it."

Benteke netted 23 times during his first campaign for Villa last season.

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