Date: 22nd February 2016 at 1:28pm
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Losing your job isn’t something that would ‘delight’ many of us would it?

I know (and I obviously don’t know what went on with him) what I’d be and ‘delighted’ wouldn’t be it but Blackburn boss Lambert has said this is what he felt when he was sacked by Aston Villa.

His three-years at Villa Park ended with him sacked a year ago with former Rovers man, and title winner, Tim Sherwood then taking over before his own departure this season with Villa looking set to join us in the Championship next season?

A ‘turbulent’ time is something he reflected upon heading into the weekend telling Sky Sports he felt his side always gave everything under him (something they’ve been heavily criticised for as not doing not) but he was happy when they gave him the boot in the end!

‘The lads at Villa at that time gave us everything, there was never one time where I walked away and thought we had thrown the towel in. We just found things hard towards the end. As I’ve said before, Villa is a great club, always has been and always will be, but I knew my time was up. Some of the things that were going on were never right so when it [the sacking] did actually happen, I was delighted it was going to happen.’

Lambert, in charge since replacing Gary Bowyer following his sacking in November, added he wanted to make up for that time at Villa make with him making ‘a conscious decision not to go down the route I did when I was at Aston Villa’ with him learning from it with ‘internal’ issues things he had to accept that he wouldn’t now.

Onto Blackburn, and looking to the here and now and forward instead of reflecting on what had been, he is looking to achieve Premier League promotion.

He was brought to Ewood Park to do this and if he didn’t he’ll (this is how football is these days) be replaced by someone it’s felt could yet he feels with the transfer embargo lifted since he arrived at Rovers this, with the right investment, can be achieved.

‘Blackburn is a club that has lost its way, due to the embargo and things like that. But that has been lifted, which is a massive step for this club going forward. The most important thing for this football club is the summer window, whether the owners think we’re going to go for it and get out of the league in the next attempt, and see what happens. It’s a really good club and it needs to find its feet again.’

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