Paul Lambert: 'New signings will find their feet at Aston Villa'

Lambert: 'New boys will hit ground running'
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Paul Lambert is hopeful that his new players will settle in quickly at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes that his new signings can learn the 'language of football' quickly when they join up with their teammates for pre-season training.

The Midlands outfit have acquired the signings of Aleksandar Tonev, Leandro Bacuna, Antonio Luna, Jores Okore, Nicklas Helenius and Jed Steer so far this summer.

"It is a strange environment for all of the new guys," Lambert told the Birmingham Mail. "They will hit the ground running and once they start to know each other's names and integrate with each other then they will not be a problem.

"Some have better English than others but I think it is important first and foremost that they learn the language on the football side and the terminology of what it means on a football pitch. I think they've got to learn that."

Villa will hope to improve on last season's performance in the Premier League, when they narrowly escaped relegation.

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