Paul Lambert: 'Nicklas Helenius is not frustrated'

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists that Nicklas Helenius is not frustrated with his lack of first-team chances.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has insisted that Nicklas Helenius is not frustrated with his lack of opportunities at the club.

The summer signing from Aalborg BK, 22, has scored one goal in just six appearances for Villa so far this season.

Despite falling further down the pecking order following the recent arrival of Grant Holt, Lambert claims that Helenius is still working hard.

"He's not frustrated, that's one thing Nicklas is not," the Scot told the Express & Star. "If you watch Helenius finish in training he very rarely misses the target. He's a young guy and he's learning."

Villa return to action next Wednesday when they host Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Paul Lambert, manager of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Aston Villa at KC Stadium on October 5, 2013
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