Thursday media watch [12.07.12 AM]: Goalkeepers in focus
Birmingham Mail: Villa's rookie goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist has been backed to use his Olympic call-up as a springboard to continue his club progression in the coming season. The 20-year-old stopper has been named in Switzerland men's football squad for the London 2012 Games, which kick off later this month.
Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has backed Shay Given to bounce back from his Euro 2012 nightmare. By his own standards, the Republic of Ireland keeper had a poor tournament as his country crashed out of the group stages.
Mirror: Paul Lambert has vowed to stop "greedy" players going through the motions to collect huge wages at Aston Villa. Owner Randy Lerner introduced cut-backs in 2010 after Villa's wage bill spiralled to £80million a year.
Birmingham Post: He's been signed as a right-back. But Matthew Lowton is happy to be Paul Lambert's flexible friend if it helps him fulfil his Premier League dream with Aston Villa.
Birmingham Post: Paul Lambert has tipped experienced goalkeeper Shay Given to put Ireland's Euro 2012 nightmare behind him and prove his Premier League clash with Villa. Given has been allowed extra time off, along with compatriot Richard Dunne, after taking part in their country's ill-fated campaign in Ukraine and Poland.
*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.
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