Monday media watch [23.07.12 AM]: Agbonlahor set for scan
Birmingham Mail: There was ecstasy and agony for Gabby Agbonlahor as he scored Villa's winner over Chicago Fire - before being carried off on a stretcher here at Toyota Park. Agbonlahor's 29th minute bullet header meant that new manager Paul Lambert's claret and blue tenure has started with three successive friendly victories.
Birmingham Mail: Barry Bannan wants to remain at the centre of something special after sensing he has finally found a Villa manager who shares his own passion for passing. Bannan has been employed in his preferred position during the opening games of Paul Lambert's regime and has revelled in the central midfield role.
Birmingham Mail: Stiliyan Petrov might have been absent from the tour as he continues his brave battle against leukaemia. But the club captain is still very much in everybody's thoughts, with the 19th minute tribute in his honour, which has now become customary, being enthusiastically continued at both games so far.
Mirror: Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman has told Aston Villa to buy Ron Vlaar - or risk losing him. Dutch international Vlaar has held talks at Villa Park.
Mirror: Paul Lambert believes he has rebuilt Aston Villa's shattered confidence in just two weeks. Lambert took over in June, and Villa - who finished 16th in the league last season - have since won all three of their pre-season friendlies, including a 1-0 victory over MLS side Chicago Fire on Saturday.
Daily Express: Angry Holland international Ron Vlaar has pulled out of a £3.2million move to Aston Villa and accused the club of messing him about. Vlaar met new Villa manager Paul Lambert in Birmingham at week ago for talks, but claims he has heard nothing since.
Daily Mail: Gabby Agbonlahor scored in the 29th minute and then went of injured as Aston Villa beat Chicago Fire 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday. Agbonlahor went down screaming in pain and clutching his left leg after spinning by a defender in the 63rd minute.
Daily Telegraph: Gabriel Agbonlahor scored in the 29th minute and then left with an injury in the second-half as Aston Villa beat Chicago Fire 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday. Agbonlahor went down clutching his left leg after spinning by a defender in the 63rd minute, screaming in pain.
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