Aston Villa Issues: Players out of Position Highlights Squad Depth Problem

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Aston Villa Issues: Players out of Position Highlights Squad Depth Problem
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Aston Villa are a club running on empty, and Paul Lambert really needs the backing of Randy Lerner to stay in the English Premier League.

One of the alarming patterns starting to appear at Villa Park is the use of players in their wrong positions—an unappealing yet necessary tactic to cover such a thin squad.

Here, we outline five examples of players playing out of their natural positions in the last year and why it had to happen.

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