Friday media watch [27.07.12 AM]: More links to Ipswich ace
Birmingham Mail: Matthew Lowton has challenged Villa to maintain their pre-season momentum by continuing their winning habit into the Premier League campaign. Paul Lambert's claret and blues won all three of their matches during their American tour after beating Burton in his first practice match.
Birmingham Mail: Richard Dunne has consulted Villa manager Paul Lambert for advice about whether to retire from international football to focus on his club career. Dunne is considering his future with the Republic of Ireland following their disappointing Euro 2012 campaign in Poland and Ukraine.
The Sun: Ipswich have told Aston Villa to double their bid for Aaron Creswell. The club want £6m for the defender but Villa will pay £3m.
Independent: Why would a well-known and popular actor, who, some critics might say, has left his glory days behind him, choose to support a team like Aston Villa? The double Oscar-winner was in Oregon this week to watch the Villans beat the Portland Timbers and attracted almost as much camera flash as the game itself when he met the club's matinée idol-esque manager Paul Lambert.
Sporting Life: Richard Dunne is considering his international future with the Republic of Ireland and has asked Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert for advice. Dunne was part of the Republic's Euro 2012 campaign in which they failed to qualify from their group for the knockout stages in Poland and Ukraine.
*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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