Thursday media watch [20.09.12 AM]: Defender linked with Trotters
Birmingham Mail: Ciaran Clark has told of his excitement at finally getting a concerted run in his preferred position of central defence for Villa. During the past two seasons, Clark has filled in as a defensive midfielder and deputised at left-back.
Birmingham Mail: First-half goals from Samir Carruthers and Malcolm Melvin helped Villa 's youngsters record their first points of the 2012-13 Next Gen Series season despite a late fightback from Celtic. Sean Verity's side were impressive in the opening period but after the break the Scottish youngsters hit back through Jackson Irvine's 50th minute strike and caused the hosts problems right until the death.
Daily Mail: Relegated Bolton are keen to sign Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock to give their fading Championship promotion bid a boost. Under pressure Trotters boss Owen Coyle is keen on Warnock after losing Jay Spearing to injury and with Keith Andrews struggling to stay fit.
Mirror: Bolton manager Owen Coyle is trying to sign Aston Villa's versatile Stephen Warnock to give his fading promotion bid a boost. Coyle is keen on competitive Warnock, who can play in midfield where his injury jinx has struck again with the loss of new-boy Jay Spearing and Keith Andrews struggling to stay fit.
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