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Man City v Villa media watch [25.09.12 AM]: Vlaar's rallying call
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25th Sep 2012
Man City v Villa media watch [25.09.12 AM]: Vlaar's rallying call


Daily Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists his side can win at Manchester City tonight, despite their 4-1 thumping at Southampton on Saturday.

Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has promised Villa will be "up for it" at Manchester City tonight after pledging to name a strong team capable of progressing in the Capital One Cup.

ITV Football: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has issued a rallying call and challenged his side to pull together if they are to beat Manchester City in their Capital One Cup match at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Teamtalk: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has issued a rallying call ahead of the Capital One Cup clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Irish Independent: Fears continue to grow over Richard Dunne's fitness ahead of Ireland's key World Cup 2014 qualifiers against Germany and the Faroe Islands.

Guardian: David Moyes will decide this week whether to add former Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger to his Everton ranks on a free transfer. Hitzlsperger is a free agent after leaving Wolfsburg and has been training with Everton for the past week.

Goal.com: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is confident that striker Darren Bent and new signing Christian Benteke will form a good partnership at the club, but admits it will take the pair time to gel after the 4-1 defeat to Southampton.

The Sun: Vincent Kompany was given the run around in Madrid as Real's Cristiano Ronaldo ripped him apart in the Bernabeu last week. But Belgian Christian Benteke, 21, insists his skipper at international level will recover from that blip to become the best defender in the world.

BBC Sport: Roberto Mancini is expected to make sweeping changes to the Manchester City side which started against Arsenal. Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli are likely to start up front while youngsters Denis Suarez, Abdul Razaq and Luca Scapuzzi will be in the squad.

Birmingham Mail: Gareth Barry is relishing his latest Villa reunion tonight and predicts a bright future for Paul Lambert's claret and blue revolution. The Manchester City midfielder could face his old club if he is selected for the Capital One Cup third-round tie against Villa and the former Holte End hero believes Lambert's young team will find their feet despite Saturday's setback at Southampton.

Independent: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar has issued a rallying call and challenged his side to pull together if they are to beat Manchester City in tonight's Capital One Cup match at the Etihad Stadium. Villa approach the game on the back of a disappointing 4-1 Barclays Premier League defeat to Southampton on Saturday and are still yet to win away from home this season.

Independent: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini will make wholesale changes for his side's Capital One Cup clash with Aston Villa tonight and admits the competition is well down his list of priorities. The Italian would like to select an entirely different team to the one that drew 1-1 with Arsenal in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday.

*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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