Paul Lambert: There is no magic wand to fix Aston Villa's problems

The new Villans boss insists that it will take time to get things right at the club as he prepares to discuss late transfer targets with the Midlands side's board
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists that he has no "magic wand" to solve the club's problems and hopes that he can bring in some fresh faces as the end of the transfer window draws nearer.

The former Norwich City boss lost his first game in charge at Villa Park as his side were completely dominated by an impressive Everton team, who ran out 3-1 winners on Saturday.

The Scot is hoping to now bring in some players to breathe new life into a Villa team who are looking to avoid a repeat of last season's battle against relegation.

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"There's no magic wand. That's why I never got caught up in the euphoria of it because I know what it's like," Lambert told reporters.

"It's not a quick fix, I know that myself, but it's something where you don't want to be left behind, you want to try and win as many games as you can."

Lambert is set to meet chairman Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner to discuss possible targets as he aims to complete his squad before Friday's transfer deadline.

"We have to start to win – that's first and foremost, whether you have the players or not," the 43-year-old observed. "The chairman and Paul and myself will have a conversation and we'll see what happens.

"I've got ideas in my head. If something becomes available and I think it's worthwhile, then we can look at it."