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Friday media watch [12.10.12 PM]: Delph spells out target
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12th Oct 2012
Friday media watch [12.10.12 PM]: Delph spells out target


Express and Star: Paul Lambert admitted he would not hesitate to pick up the telephone and speak to former Villa boss Martin O'Neill if he needed some advice. The pair have a friendship from when Lambert was captain of O'Neill's Celtic side which won three SPL titles and reached the final of the UEFA Cup in 2003.

Express and Star: Fabian Delph today urged Villa fans to pass their judgements on him now that he is fully fit and playing regularly for the club's first team. The 22-year-old midfielder joined Villa from Leeds United for £6m in August 2009 but suffered a nightmare run with injuries and has never managed more than 11 appearances in a Premier League season.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is determined to play an important role for the club this season. The 22-year-old joined Villa from Leeds United in 2009 for £8million, but has struggled to make any significant impact for the Premier League club so far because of injuries.

ESPN: Fabian Delph is determined to make up for lost time and finally justify the £6 million price tag Aston Villa paid for him three years ago. Delph, 22, was one of the most coveted young players in the game when Martin O'Neill persuaded him to leave Leeds United for Villa Park in 2009.

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BBC Sport: Scotland skipper Darren Fletcher will start the World Cup qualifier against Wales after declaring himself fit.

BBC Sport: Everton's Leighton Baines is set to start ahead of Ashley Cole in England's World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley.

BBC Sport: Eddie Howe has left Burnley to join Bournemouth after the two clubs agreed a compensation package for the manager.

*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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