Thursday media watch [15.11.12 PM]: Milner targets Villa clash
Express and Star: Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar today revealed he has used a special psychological technique called 'mind-setting' to help keep at the top of his game. The Dutch international discovered the method while he battled back from long-term knee injuries while he was at Feyenoord and has continued to employ it after his recovery.
Sky Sports: Manchester City winger James Milner is hoping to return to action against former club Aston Villa this weekend. The 26-year-old has been absent for City's last four games due to a one-match suspension for his red card against West Brom followed by a hamstring injury.
ITV Football: Manchester City midfielder James Milner could return to action against former club Aston Villa this weekend after four games out. The 26-year-old incurred a one-match ban after his sending off against West Brom on October 20 and then suffered a hamstring injury.
ClubCall: Brad Guzan says everyone watching Aston Villa on Saturday could see Paul Lambert's attacking philosophy in action and it excites him. The USA keeper claims his Villa team-mates are as excited as he is about the progress they have made under the former Norwich City manager.
ClubCall: Celtic have been put on red alert over out-of-favour Aston Villa keeper Shay Given who still wants to play for them one day. Given joined Celtic as a teenager but he left for Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 1994 and never played for the first team at Parkhead.
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