Wednesday media watch [06.06.12 PM]: Lambert on Villa challenge
Sky Sports: Paul Lambert revealed his pride in what he achieved at Norwich but refused to elaborate on the reasons for his exit. Lambert resigned as Norwich manager last week and promptly took the reins at fellow Premier League club Aston Villa just days later.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa insist they will give Paul Lambert the money he needs to lift the club back into the top half of the table. The former Norwich boss was officially unveiled as the successor to Alex McLeish on Wednesday, with the Villa Park hierarchy vowing to back his moves in the transfer market.
Sky Sports: Paul Lambert has spoken of the 'honour' of becoming Aston Villa manager and revealed his determination to 'drive the club on'. Lambert quit as Norwich boss last week and, in his first press conference as Villa manager, he highlighted the need to galvanise the fanbase of the historic club.
Sky Sports: Shay Given has been cleared to take part in the Republic of Ireland's opening game of Euro 2012 against Croatia on Sunday. The Ireland goalkeeper sat out the open training session in Gdynia on Tuesday with injury, sparking fears that he would miss the game in Poznan.
ESPN: Paul Lambert said he would not be intimidated by high expectations as he was unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa. Lambert, who left Norwich after three seasons to take charge of the Midlands club, said he wanted to thrive on the pressure of turning Villa's fortunes around after a narrow escape from relegation last season.
BBC Sport: New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has pledged to excite the club's supporters with his team's performances. "I'll give it everything I've got to make sure we are as successful as we can be," said the 42-year-old.
ClubCall: Queens Park Rangers are in a two way fight to land Wigan forward Victor Moses as Aston Villa are also very keen. Moses still has a year to run on his current deal at the DW Stadium but his agent says he has no intention of penning a new one and is keen to move on to another club.
TEAMtalk: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert hopes he will be able to thrive under the expectation that comes with managing the Midlands outfit. Lambert was unveiled as Alex McLeish's replacement at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, and he is hoping to put smiles on the supporters' faces as soon as possible.
Setanta Sports: New boss Paul Lambert is confident he can bring success to Aston Villa and is determined to match the expectations of the fans. Lambert left his role as Norwich manager to take charge at Villa Park following the departure of Alex McLeish and the Scot is eager to turn Villa into a side capable of challenging for honours.
Setanta Sports: Aston Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner insists new manager Paul Lambert will be handed transfer funds to "freshen the squad." Lambert was officially unveiled as Villa manager on Wednesday and the former Norwich boss is keen to meet the expectations of the Villa Park faithful.
Sporting Life: Goalkeeping coach Alan Kelly has allayed any fears over Shay Given's fitness ahead of Euro 2012. The 36-year-old Republic of Ireland international played only 45 minutes of Monday night's 0-0 friendly draw in Hungary, albeit a fine 45 minutes, and was a spectator at Tuesday night's public training session at the Municipal Stadium in Gdynia.
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