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Lambert: Bannan must maintain form

March 20, 2013
By David Instone
Barry Bannan's recall to the Scotland squad has been underpinned by encouraging words closer to home from his manager at Aston Villa, Paul Lambert.

The midfielder, once described by Craig Levein as a future star of Scottish football, has been summoned in emergency for the World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Serbia because of a hamstring injury suffered by West Bromwich Albion's James Morrison.

And Bannan, 23, who was instrumental in Aston Villa's potentially crucial victory ...

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