Villa v West Brom media watch [28.09.12 AM]: Derby in focus
Birmingham Mail: Brad Guzan hopes two major sports events go with a swing this weekend - and believes home advantage could be crucial in both. Golf fan Guzan will go a fairway to ending VIlla's Baggies jinx if he keeps a clean sheet in Sunday afternoon's derby at Villa Park.
Birmingham Mail: Villa captain Ron Vlaar is flattered the claret and blue faithful have adapted their classic Paul McGrath chant to pay tribute to him. 'Ooh aah Ron Vlaar' has been enthusiastically belted out by the Holte End as Vlaar takes his first steps to becoming a firm fans' favourite at his new club.
Birmingham Mail: Joe Bennett is Villa's only fresh injury worry as they prepare to welcome West Brom to Villa Park on Sunday. Bennett limped out of Tuesday's victory at Manchester City with a slight knock and will be checked over by the medical staff again today.
Birmingham Mail: Billy Jones has promised West Brom will not feel sorry for themselves ahead of Sunday's derby at Aston Villa as they look to bounce back from their Capital One Cup exit. The defender has reassured fans that Steve Clarke's men will do all they can to make amends against their neighbours.
The Sun: Villa ace Stephen Ireland is set to be out for two weeks with a broken wrist.
Mirror: Christian Benteke is being tipped for a starring role in Aston Villa's derby with West Brom on Sunday. The Belgium striker has been an instant hit for Villa since a £7 million move from Genk.
*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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