Wednesday, 16th April, 2014

Aston Villa chairman Randy Learner has praised the club's manager Paul Lambert, along with chief executive Paul Faulkner, for their handling of the suspension of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa.

The pair have been suspended pending an inquiry, although Aston Villa have not commented on the reasons for the suspension of the coaching duo.

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It has meant Gordan Cowans and Shay Given stepping up to help Lambert, and Learner is pleased with the way the club have pulled together.

"Our manager has been faced with some unexpected issues that could have very easily set the club back", the American businessman said via the club site.


"In watching him handle matters, along with our Chief Exec, I've seen total loyalty and commitment to Aston Villa while Gordon, a Villa man through and through, has repeatedly stepped up to support the club regardless of the ask.

"Shay, too, has been unhesitating in answering the manager's call. I couldn't ask for more from people who are up for this challenge and the very real obstacles we have to overcome, as is everyone at the club."

Aston Villa are currently in the midst of a dismal season, with the club having lost their last four Premier League games and ending the season looking over their shoulder at the relegation spots.

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