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The Villans sit 17th in the Premier League, just three points above Wigan who have a game in hand, but the former Norwich manager says he thinks his side are "going to be fine"

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says that he is not "unduly worried" about relegation, and believes his side are "going to be fine" this season.

The Villans are 17th in the Premier League, three points above Wigan who have a game in hand. However, Lambert believes that other clubs will be dragged into the battle at the bottom, and says he thinks his side will survive.

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"Other teams near the middle of the table could easily get sucked in," Lambert told BBC Sport.

"I've always been positive in my football and the way we've been playing lately I don't see why we should be unduly worried.

"I don't talk about it [relegation], I just focus on the game ahead of us.

"We're in the mix with a lot of other teams but I've got beliefe we're going to be fine.

"You can't influence what has happened in the past. You can only influence what happens now."

Villa face relegation rivals QPR on Saturday having defeated fellow strugglers Reading 2-1 in the previous game.

Harry Redknapp's side are in a good run of form having beaten Southampton and Sunderland, but Lambert insists the race is not finished, whatever the result.

"There's still a long time to go after this game," Lambert added. "Saturday's result will not define anything."

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