Lambert plots excitement at Villa

FOOTBALL: New Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert plans to excite the club’s fans as he looks to end their decline. “I’ll give it everything I’ve got to make sure we are as successful as we can be,” said Lambert. “We have to get the fans excited. We will need them to stay with us and I am sure they will.” Chris Hughton, meanwhile, has been given permission by Birmingham City to discuss replacing Lambert at Norwich.