Lambert likes Defoe & Jones
Paul Lambert has admitted he is an admirer of Jermain Defoe and Kenwyne Jones as he looks to bolster his squad further.
Last Updated: 17/08/12 11:46am
Paul Lambert has admitted he is an admirer of Jermain Defoe and Kenwyne Jones as he looks to bolster his squad further before the end of the month.
The Aston Villa manager has been linked with a move for another striker and Tottenham's Defoe is believed to be on his radar, along with Jones of Stoke.
But Lambert says it is a case of "wait and see" in terms of whether either will be heading to Villa Park.
When asked if he was interested in the pair, Lambert said: "You are talking about two really good players, different types of players there.
"I think a club this size will always be linked with players of that ilk.
"I don't think you ever stop looking for players. You have always got to try and improve.
"Whether they come in or not, we will have to wait and see but any manager will tell you, you are always going to look for players."
Stephen Warnock and Alan Hutton have been told they can leave if the price is right, but Lambert says no move is imminent.
He said: "(Nothing is happening) at the minute. I've picked a squad for tomorrow at West Ham that will go and compete and do the very best they can.
"I spoke to Stephen and Alan, they know the situation, what is going on."