Friday media watch [12.10.12 AM]: Delph hoping for big impact
Birmingham Mail: A new era began at the start of the season - and despite the precarious early league standings, the doom and gloom at Villa Park is starting to fade. The club's hierarchy decided well before the opening day of the campaign that they were not prepared to deal with a third season of struggle.
ClubCall: Fabian Delph claims he feels 'stronger' than ever at Aston Villa and is aiming to remain in boss Paul Lambert's regular plans. The 22-year-old has endured a difficult three years at Villa Park since former boss Martin O'Neill snapped him up from Leeds United in 2009 because of a myriad of injury problems.
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Mirror: Manchester United are ready to reward Tom Cleverley's remarkable progress - by doubling his wages just ONE year after his current contract.
Daily Mail: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mysteriously went to ground after emerging as Bolton's first-choice to become their new manager.
BBC Sport: Former Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids has joined League Two side Barnet as joint head coach with a view to also resuming his playing career.
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