Monday media watch [03.09.12 PM]: Heskey eager for new start
Sky Sports: Former England striker Emile Heskey has declared himself "fit and hungry" and looking forward to finding a new club. The 34-year-old is a free agent after leaving Aston Villa and can therefore sign a deal even though the transfer window has closed. Heskey has turned down several offers as he waits for the right opportunity but admits he now cannot wait to get started.
Independent Online: Former England striker Emile Heskey feels as fit and hungry as ever and is looking to find himself a new club this week. The 34-year-old, a free agent after leaving Aston Villa, turned down offers earlier in the summer but believes he is now edging closer to a playing return. Heskey, who is open to a move abroad but would prefer to remain in England, is still able to sign for a club even though the transfer window has closed.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident his side will keep moving forward as the season progresses after a heartening display against Newcastle. The Scot's belief in his new-look side paid off on Sunday when they emerged from a potentially difficult trip to St James' Park with a point which was perhaps slightly less than they deserved on the day.
ESPN: Paul Lambert has said he has no qualms in relegating one of his senior professionals to the bench after doing so to Shay Given.
Express & Star: Paul Lambert today insisted he was right to axe Shay Given after Brad Guzan's Newcastle heroics rescued a point for Aston Villa.
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BBC Sport: Liverpool's owners say they will not damage the club's future with "risky spending" but have pledged their commitment to the club.
Sky Sports: Peter Odemwingie admits he considered pushing for a summer move away from West Brom, but is delighted to have been talked around by Steve Clarke.
BBC Sport: West Ham manager Sam Allardyce believes striker Andy Carroll's goals can secure a top-10 finish in the club's first season back in the Premier League.
Sky Sports: The agent of Dimitar Berbatov has claimed that Tottenham made a late deadline day bid to take the striker back to White Hart Lane, before he linked up with Fulham.
BBC Sport: Wolverhampton Wanderers have sacked assistant manager Terry Connor.
BBC Sport: The Football Association has announced that England will have a new kit supplier from spring 2013. The new deal with Nike, which lasts until 2018, brings a 60-year association with Umbro to an end.
*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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