Lambert faces anxious wait to find out extent of Ireland's arm injury suffered at Southampton
23:50 GMT, 22 September 2012
Pain game: Ireland
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is waiting to find out the extent of an arm injury suffered by Stephen Ireland at Southampton.
The 26-year-old midfielder impressed for Villa at St Mary's but was forced off at half-time as the hosts went on to win 4-1.
Ireland will have an X-ray on a reported broken arm that added insult to injury on a poor day for Villa.
'Stephen Ireland's arm was giving him a problem,' Lambert said.
'He's a good player and in the first half we were a threat and he was at the forefront of it. We'll have to have a look at it over the next few days.'