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Tuesday media watch [15.01.13 PM]: Dunne boost for Villa
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15th Jan 2013
Tuesday media watch [15.01.13 PM]: Dunne boost for Villa


Express and Star: Aston Villa were today handed a major boost after it emerged experienced defender Richard Dunne will resume training this week. The Republic of Ireland centre-back, who has not played for Villa this season, travelled to the United States for a third bout of surgery on a troublesome hip and groin problem last month.

ITV Football: Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is poised to return to training later this week after undergoing three operations this season, Press Association Sport understands. Republic of Ireland international Dunne, who is out of contract at Villa this summer, has been sidelined all season by groin and hip problems.

BBC Sport: Aston Villa's stand-in skipper Ciaran Clark insists that the struggling West Midlands side are due a change in luck. Villa, who face a two-goal deficit in their League Cup semi-final second leg against Bradford, have slipped into the Premier League's bottom three after a run of one point out of a possible 15.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is expected to return to training later this week after having undergone three operations this season. The 33-year-old, who is out of contract at Villa this summer, has been sidelined all campaign by groin and hip problems.

ClubCall: Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is poised to return to training later this week after undergoing three operations this season. Republic of Ireland international Dunne, who is out of contract at Villa this summer, has been sidelined all season by groin and hip problems.

ITV Football: Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko has emerged as a potential target for Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, Press Association Sport understands.

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BBC Sport: Gordon Strachan has been confirmed as the new manager of Scotland.

Sky Sports: Tottenham have confirmed that Robbie Keane will train with the club for the next two weeks.

BBC Sport: Manchester City have won their appeal against the red card shown to captain Vincent Kompany in the second half of the 2-0 victory over Arsenal.

Sky Sports: Sir Alex Ferguson says injuries picked up by Ashley Young and Nemanja Vidic in Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Sunday are 'nothing serious'.

*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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