Premier League giants Aston Villa host little League One outfit Sheffield United at Villa Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off) who moved six points clear of relegation following a 1-0 win over bottom side Sunderland.
When asked if Lambert would prefer not to be in the FA Cup he said; "If they were being honest, they probably would do. Not just because of the money but survival in the league is vital. It is realistic. That is the nature of it. If anyone says any differently then I am not so sure they will be telling the truth because the Premier League is the most vital thing that anyone wants to get into and we are no different.
"Cup competitions, if you can get through, then absolutely I want to get through. I don't want to not get through but your main one is the league. We don't have a massive squad and points are really important. If you are honest enough people will say the same."
He might want to be reminded that the winner will claim a place in the Europa League with Villa unlikley to finish high enough to claim such a place we would have thought that the FA Cup would be on his agenda.