Tuesday media watch [15.01.13 AM]: Benteke backed to hit form
The morning claret and blue media reports.
15th Jan 2013
Tuesday media watch [15.01.13 AM]: Benteke backed to hit form

Birmingham Mail: Christian Benteke has been tipped by his manager and captain to rediscover his scoring streak as Villa desperately seek the goals to fire them to Premier League safety. Benteke spurned a series of chances in Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton, having also missed several opportunities in the Capital One Cup semi-final loss at Bradford.

Birmingham Mail: Toulouse's French international Moussa Sissoko is among the midfielders Villa are considering as Lambert looks to strengthen in the centre of the park. The 23-year-old, who is reportedly also interesting Sunderland, could be available for a cut-price fee of around £3 million with the Ligue 1 club keen to avoid losing him for nothing when his contract expires this summer.

Birmingham Mail: Caudio Yacob could be back for Albion's derby against Villa, although tonight's FA Cup replay against Queens Park Rangers will come too soon. The Argentina international has been absent for more than six weeks, last playing for Albion in the 1-0 defeat to Stoke on December 1.

Mirror: Christian Benteke's Aston Villa team-mate Ciaran Clark insists their star strike will come good again. Villa have slipped into the relegation zone and are in danger of blowing a Wembley cup final place.

Daily Express: Christian Benteke has been backed to find his goal touch for Aston Villa. Benteke has netted once in six games, but team-mates Ciaran Clark said: "He's been brilliant for us. We are not putting chances away as a team."

*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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